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๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ #Patience is a virtue. Right? Perhaps, but when youโ€™re in midlife, maybe itโ€™s time to stop waiting around and take action.
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Time marches on. It doesnโ€™t wait for you, it passes when you are awake, asleep, and whether you pay it any mind or not.
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What are you doing TODAY that moves you closer to who you want to be and how you want to spend your life?
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โGood things come to those who execute.โž
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#goodthings #dontwait #takeaction #time #execute #execution #dosomething #goals #dreams #dreamlife #makeyourlifeamazing #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ #Patience  is a virtue. Right? Perhaps, but when youโ€™re in midlife, maybe itโ€™s time to stop waiting around and take action. โฐ Time marches on. It doesnโ€™t wait for you, it passes when you are awake, asleep, and whether you pay it any mind or not. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ What are you doing TODAY that moves you closer to who you want to be and how you want to spend your life? โ˜บ๏ธ โGood things come to those who execute.โž . . . . . #goodthings  #dontwait  #takeaction  #time  #execute  #execution  #dosomething  #goals  #dreams  #dreamlife  #makeyourlifeamazing  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป ๐…๐€๐ˆ๐‘๐๐„๐’๐’ has been critically important to me since I was four years old. Yes, ๐Ÿฐ. It has always been a central idea in my decisions and choices.
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I have benefited from first wave feminism and itโ€™s many heroes all my life. As Iโ€™ve watched second- and third-wave feminism, sometimes, surprisingly, the movements themselves have been the things that raised my fairness hackles.
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I do not want to dominate men. I donโ€™t want to rule over men. I donโ€™t trust women out of hand and distrust men in the same manner. I donโ€™t discount what men say as โ€œmansplaining,โ€ just because I donโ€™t like it, any more than I want a man to call my explanations whining or nagging (or irrelevant or stupid orโ€ฆ)
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Rather, I want a complete partnership. Human beings interacting with respect, thoughtfulness, and logicโ€”without letting gender dictate how we respond (or donโ€™t), consider (or donโ€™t), apply (or donโ€™t).
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I donโ€™t need reparations for systemic, generational sexism. Nor do I want altered standards or accommodation. And, certainly, I donโ€™t want to fabricate harms that donโ€™t exist. I just want to continue to see the ๐…๐€๐ˆ๐‘ changes and equal treatment that women have deserved all along.
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โMen, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.โž
~ Susan B. Anthony
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#women #woman #womensrights #fairness #fair #civility #decency #partnership #equality #womenempowerment #equalrights #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป ๐…๐€๐ˆ๐‘๐๐„๐’๐’ has been critically important to me since I was four years old. Yes, ๐Ÿฐ. It has always been a central idea in my decisions and choices. ๐Ÿง  I have benefited from first wave feminism and itโ€™s many heroes all my life. As Iโ€™ve watched second- and third-wave feminism, sometimes, surprisingly, the movements themselves have been the things that raised my fairness hackles. ๐Ÿ˜ค I do not want to dominate men. I donโ€™t want to rule over men. I donโ€™t trust women out of hand and distrust men in the same manner. I donโ€™t discount what men say as โ€œmansplaining,โ€ just because I donโ€™t like it, any more than I want a man to call my explanations whining or nagging (or irrelevant or stupid orโ€ฆ) ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Rather, I want a complete partnership. Human beings interacting with respect, thoughtfulness, and logicโ€”without letting gender dictate how we respond (or donโ€™t), consider (or donโ€™t), apply (or donโ€™t). ๐Ÿ’‘ I donโ€™t need reparations for systemic, generational sexism. Nor do I want altered standards or accommodation. And, certainly, I donโ€™t want to fabricate harms that donโ€™t exist. I just want to continue to see the ๐…๐€๐ˆ๐‘ changes and equal treatment that women have deserved all along. ๐Ÿ’– โMen, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.โž ~ Susan B. Anthony . . . . . #women  #woman  #womensrights  #fairness  #fair  #civility  #decency  #partnership  #equality  #womenempowerment  #equalrights  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐ŸŽ‰ Happiest of birthdays to our new ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“-year-old today! Clichรฉ but crazy to believe itโ€™s been so many years since he completed our family. ๐•ฎ๐–†๐–‘๐–Š๐–‡ is our incredible caboose @lightsdarkenedshadow โœจ
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Today was spent with cinnamon rolls, donuts, presents, soda, pizza, video games, and parkour ๐Ÿ˜‚ with his best buddy, Hyrum. Right now the two of them are at a trampoline park to be followed with an escape room adventure ๐Ÿ˜… with his dad.
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This boy amazes me every day. He is strong and happy and ambitious. He works so hard for the things he wants. His major interests are ๐ŸŽฅ filmmaking and editing, ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ parkour, ๐Ÿ“ ๐”€๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ, ๐ŸŽฎ gaming, and ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป programming. Heโ€™s set to graduate at least a year early from ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽ“ high school, studies in religious seminary twice per week, plays the piano, and earned his black belt in mixed martial arts this past year. Check out his YouTube channel: BroAntics, too!
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Lucky to have this boy as our son! Heโ€™s going to do great things! Love you, kiddo!
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#calebdeanmooresmith #calebsmith #15yearsold #babyofthefamily #caboose #hesthebest #lovethiskid #parkour #writer #gamer #cooldude #blackbelt #greatkids #birthdayboy #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐ŸŽ‰ Happiest of birthdays to our new ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“-year-old today! Clichรฉ but crazy to believe itโ€™s been so many years since he completed our family. ๐•ฎ๐–†๐–‘๐–Š๐–‡ is our incredible caboose @lightsdarkenedshadow โœจ ๐ŸŽ‚ Today was spent with cinnamon rolls, donuts, presents, soda, pizza, video games, and parkour ๐Ÿ˜‚ with his best buddy, Hyrum. Right now the two of them are at a trampoline park to be followed with an escape room adventure ๐Ÿ˜… with his dad. ๐ŸŽ This boy amazes me every day. He is strong and happy and ambitious. He works so hard for the things he wants. His major interests are ๐ŸŽฅ filmmaking and editing, ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ parkour, ๐Ÿ“ ๐”€๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ฝ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ, ๐ŸŽฎ gaming, and ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป programming. Heโ€™s set to graduate at least a year early from ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽ“ high school, studies in religious seminary twice per week, plays the piano, and earned his black belt in mixed martial arts this past year. Check out his YouTube channel: BroAntics, too! ๐Ÿ€ Lucky to have this boy as our son! Heโ€™s going to do great things! Love you, kiddo! . . . . . #calebdeanmooresmith  #calebsmith  #15yearsold  #babyofthefamily  #caboose  #hesthebest  #lovethiskid  #parkour  #writer  #gamer  #cooldude  #blackbelt  #greatkids  #birthdayboy  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ Fruit fly infestation bugging you? ๐ŸŒ When you harvest fruit from your own trees, you can get a swarm of the little buggers that seems impossible to conquer. BUT I have the solution!
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With just a few household ingredients, you can get rid of those #pesky fruit flies in just 1โ€“2 days. Iโ€™ve used this trick every time we bring in the goods and it really works.
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Have you tried this fruit fly lure? Do you have a different way that works? Share in the comments!
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How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies with Vinegar
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https://youtu.be/OI3yyjjfmZc
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#fruitflies #fruit #harvest #fruitfliessuck #getridoffruitflies #fruitflytrap #homecare #kitchentips #kitchentipsandtricks #midlifevlog #kitchenvlog #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ Fruit fly infestation bugging you? ๐ŸŒ When you harvest fruit from your own trees, you can get a swarm of the little buggers that seems impossible to conquer. BUT I have the solution! ๐Ÿ‘ With just a few household ingredients, you can get rid of those #pesky  fruit flies in just 1โ€“2 days. Iโ€™ve used this trick every time we bring in the goods and it really works. ๐ŸŽ Have you tried this fruit fly lure? Do you have a different way that works? Share in the comments! ๐Ÿ› How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies with Vinegar ๐Ÿ”— Link in Bio https://youtu.be/OI3yyjjfmZc . . . . . #fruitflies  #fruit  #harvest  #fruitfliessuck  #getridoffruitflies  #fruitflytrap  #homecare  #kitchentips  #kitchentipsandtricks  #midlifevlog  #kitchenvlog  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป What is YOUR fullest life? Years ago a daughter used the internet handle โ€œDancing Life Away.โ€ It wasnโ€™t until part way through her bachelorโ€™s degree that she discovered her love for ballroom dance, but when she did, she never looked back. If you think someone canโ€™t go from no experience to champion in a few short years, she will prove you wrong.
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What is the thing that makes fills your heart with #joy? Mine is #music. I donโ€™t know how to explain the impact it has on me, but it has always been so strong. Even after mostly having given up performing, I still feel the need to do something with that intense desire.
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This week I started an audio production course. I do not know if that will take me where I want to go, or if itโ€™s just a step on the path to figuring out that part of my midlife makeover. Either way, Iโ€™m learning new things and enjoying the combination of tech and music, two things I have long loved.
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What is your next big project?
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โDance before the music is over. Live before your life is over.โž
~ Ravi V. Melwani
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#amazinglife #amazingmidlife #ballroomdance #dance #nextbigthing #findyourpath #findyourpassion #findyourbliss #liveyourdreams #liveyourbestlife #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป What is YOUR fullest life? Years ago a daughter used the internet handle โ€œDancing Life Away.โ€ It wasnโ€™t until part way through her bachelorโ€™s degree that she discovered her love for ballroom dance, but when she did, she never looked back. If you think someone canโ€™t go from no experience to champion in a few short years, she will prove you wrong. ๐Ÿ’– What is the thing that makes fills your heart with #joy ? Mine is #music . I donโ€™t know how to explain the impact it has on me, but it has always been so strong. Even after mostly having given up performing, I still feel the need to do something with that intense desire. ๐ŸŽถ This week I started an audio production course. I do not know if that will take me where I want to go, or if itโ€™s just a step on the path to figuring out that part of my midlife makeover. Either way, Iโ€™m learning new things and enjoying the combination of tech and music, two things I have long loved. ๐ŸŽง What is your next big project? ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ โDance before the music is over. Live before your life is over.โž ~ Ravi V. Melwani . . . . . #amazinglife  #amazingmidlife  #ballroomdance  #dance  #nextbigthing  #findyourpath  #findyourpassion  #findyourbliss  #liveyourdreams  #liveyourbestlife  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Are you active and fit? As of today Iโ€™m down 14.2 poundsโ€”and itโ€™s a very slow grind. But I workout six days per week (30 minutes of cardio followed by weight training) and manage my intake very carefully. Iโ€™m determined to be MORE healthy and fit as I get older rather than the opposite.
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Today I saw a Facebook video (see the Midlife Credo FB page for a link!) featuring an 84-year-old female pole vaulter, with a boatload of Senior Games trophies and medals, including myriad world records.
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Dude. What are ๐“จ๐“ž๐“ค waiting for? What ๐“ฃ๐“˜๐“๐“จ ๐“—๐“๐“‘๐“˜๐“ฃ can you create today that will get you on the right path?
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#athlete #midlifeathlete #workout #fitness #midlifefitness #over40fitness #over50fitness #over60fitness #over40health #over50health #over60health #workout #noexcuses #justdoit #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #over40 #over50 #over60 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Are you active and fit? As of today Iโ€™m down 14.2 poundsโ€”and itโ€™s a very slow grind. But I workout six days per week (30 minutes of cardio followed by weight training) and manage my intake very carefully. Iโ€™m determined to be MORE healthy and fit as I get older rather than the opposite. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Today I saw a Facebook video (see the Midlife Credo FB page for a link!) featuring an 84-year-old female pole vaulter, with a boatload of Senior Games trophies and medals, including myriad world records. ๐Ÿฅ‡ Dude. What are ๐“จ๐“ž๐“ค waiting for? What ๐“ฃ๐“˜๐“๐“จ ๐“—๐“๐“‘๐“˜๐“ฃ can you create today that will get you on the right path? . . . . . #athlete  #midlifeathlete  #workout  #fitness  #midlifefitness  #over40fitness  #over50fitness  #over60fitness  #over40health  #over50health  #over60health  #workout  #noexcuses  #justdoit  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #over40  #over50  #over60  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ˜ก How do you deal with negativity on social media?
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In the politicized climate today, I sometimes find myself surrounded by emotional arguments. Today a man known as a #troll was doing his typical curse-filled, unhinged, ALL CAPS screech-fest.
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Usually I ignore him because he has little substance and mostly just flails about like a beached whale. ๐Ÿณ But todayโ€”unfortunatelyโ€”I felt compelled to counter his blindly one-sided rhetoric. He made sweeping erroneous claims about both โ€œsidesโ€ of the aisle and although I donโ€™t feel called as the keeper of all things internet, I also see the sad result of people refusing to speak up against problematic rhetoric.
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OF COURSE my response unleashed his incomprehensible raging, telling me to eff off as often as humanly possible.
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Too late I remembered what I already knew, that such engagement rarely results in anything positiveโ€”unless some unsuspecting scroller happens to see that there really is another point of view. Butโ€ฆhow often is that really the case?
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Although I do not think we can (or should) isolate ourselves from difficult and even negative conversations and topicsโ€”because as Edmund Burkeโ€™s so correctly noted, โ€œThe only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothingโ€โ€”but we should engage in them very carefully and selectively. Something Iโ€™m STILL trying to learn after all these years.
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How do you choose when and where to engage in difficult or controversial topics?
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โThe less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful life becomes.โž
~ Karen Salmansohn
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#positivity #negativity #politics #argument #trolling #debate #politicaldebate #angry #politicsasusual #choosehowtospendyourtime #spendyourtimewisely #drama #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ˜ก How do you deal with negativity on social media? ๐Ÿ™„ In the politicized climate today, I sometimes find myself surrounded by emotional arguments. Today a man known as a #troll  was doing his typical curse-filled, unhinged, ALL CAPS screech-fest. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Usually I ignore him because he has little substance and mostly just flails about like a beached whale. ๐Ÿณ But todayโ€”unfortunatelyโ€”I felt compelled to counter his blindly one-sided rhetoric. He made sweeping erroneous claims about both โ€œsidesโ€ of the aisle and although I donโ€™t feel called as the keeper of all things internet, I also see the sad result of people refusing to speak up against problematic rhetoric. ๐Ÿคฌ OF COURSE my response unleashed his incomprehensible raging, telling me to eff off as often as humanly possible. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿซ Too late I remembered what I already knew, that such engagement rarely results in anything positiveโ€”unless some unsuspecting scroller happens to see that there really is another point of view. Butโ€ฆhow often is that really the case? ๐Ÿง Although I do not think we can (or should) isolate ourselves from difficult and even negative conversations and topicsโ€”because as Edmund Burkeโ€™s so correctly noted, โ€œThe only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothingโ€โ€”but we should engage in them very carefully and selectively. Something Iโ€™m STILL trying to learn after all these years. ๐ŸฅŠ How do you choose when and where to engage in difficult or controversial topics? โš”๏ธ โThe less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful life becomes.โž ~ Karen Salmansohn . . . . . #positivity  #negativity  #politics  #argument  #trolling  #debate  #politicaldebate  #angry  #politicsasusual  #choosehowtospendyourtime  #spendyourtimewisely  #drama  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ Heard of the brand spanking new Evermore Park? Itโ€™s the newest theme park in Utah, filled with Victorian charm, spookiness, characters, activities, and fun!
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We got to attend the grand opening event last Saturday and were not disappointed. Itโ€™s particularly perfect for Halloween celebrations. If you get the chance to go, donโ€™t miss it.
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This weekโ€™s vlog is a little preview of our evening there. Some of our kids stayed later, too, and said that it completely transforms at night into a magical experience. Cannot wait to take the rest of the kids to see it all!

he proprietors are Ken and Patrice Bretschneider and an amazing team. I went to high school with Patrice, so itโ€™s been particularly fun to watch them bring this dream to reality from the ground up. What a project!

Evermore Park - Grand Opening - Fun Things in Utah
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#evermorepark #themepark #familyfun #utahfun #utahfamilyfun #utahattractions #utahthemepark #victorian #victorianthemepark #halloween #halloweenfun #halloweenattractions
#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿง™๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿง™๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ Heard of the brand spanking new Evermore Park? Itโ€™s the newest theme park in Utah, filled with Victorian charm, spookiness, characters, activities, and fun! ๐ŸŽƒ We got to attend the grand opening event last Saturday and were not disappointed. Itโ€™s particularly perfect for Halloween celebrations. If you get the chance to go, donโ€™t miss it. ๐Ÿš This weekโ€™s vlog is a little preview of our evening there. Some of our kids stayed later, too, and said that it completely transforms at night into a magical experience. Cannot wait to take the rest of the kids to see it all! he proprietors are Ken and Patrice Bretschneider and an amazing team. I went to high school with Patrice, so itโ€™s been particularly fun to watch them bring this dream to reality from the ground up. What a project! Evermore Park - Grand Opening - Fun Things in Utah ๐Ÿ”— Link in Bio https://youtu.be/RFOdjpewYAA . . . . . #evermorepark  #themepark  #familyfun  #utahfun  #utahfamilyfun  #utahattractions  #utahthemepark  #victorian  #victorianthemepark  #halloween  #halloweenfun  #halloweenattractions  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿšจ Fail fast, fail often. ๐Ÿšฉ If there is anything this current journey is teaching meโ€”finallyโ€”itโ€™s that I just donโ€™t have time to care so much about what people think.
๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
Thereโ€™s a caveat to that. There are people I ๐Ÿ’ž love whose opinions I value highly. But for the vast masses out there who donโ€™t know me and donโ€™t care to know me, it simply is not in my circle of influence to make them approve of me. And since I have little control in that sphere, I want to minimize my concern there as well. (Thanks, Stephen Covey.)
๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
So now Iโ€™m all about failing. Badly, miserably. And I just donโ€™t care. Iโ€™m not embarrassed or chagrined about trying things that donโ€™t work. Because Iโ€™m learning every step of the way. And that is the real goal.
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If you want to be the person on the sidelines pointing fingers at the ones out on the field risking it all, well, you do you, boo! But Iโ€™m gonna be out there in the mud, falling on my face, and hopefullyโ€”every once in a whileโ€”scoring a touchdown. And Iโ€™m good with that!
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โSuccess is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.โž
~ Winston Churchill
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#fail #failfast #failoften #opinions #circleofinfluence #circleofconcern #StephenCovey #WinstonChurchill #embarrassment #dontcare #whatever #goals #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿšจ Fail fast, fail often. ๐Ÿšฉ If there is anything this current journey is teaching meโ€”finallyโ€”itโ€™s that I just donโ€™t have time to care so much about what people think. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Thereโ€™s a caveat to that. There are people I ๐Ÿ’ž love whose opinions I value highly. But for the vast masses out there who donโ€™t know me and donโ€™t care to know me, it simply is not in my circle of influence to make them approve of me. And since I have little control in that sphere, I want to minimize my concern there as well. (Thanks, Stephen Covey.) ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ So now Iโ€™m all about failing. Badly, miserably. And I just donโ€™t care. Iโ€™m not embarrassed or chagrined about trying things that donโ€™t work. Because Iโ€™m learning every step of the way. And that is the real goal. ๐Ÿฅ… If you want to be the person on the sidelines pointing fingers at the ones out on the field risking it all, well, you do you, boo! But Iโ€™m gonna be out there in the mud, falling on my face, and hopefullyโ€”every once in a whileโ€”scoring a touchdown. And Iโ€™m good with that! ๐Ÿˆ โSuccess is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.โž ~ Winston Churchill . . . . . #fail  #failfast  #failoften  #opinions  #circleofinfluence  #circleofconcern  #StephenCovey  #WinstonChurchill  #embarrassment  #dontcare  #whatever  #goals  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐ŸŒœ First day of the last quarter of 2018! ๐Ÿ’ฅ Did you do something AMAZING? I didโ€ฆbut itโ€™s not remotely what I expected.
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I  had planned to POWER into some of my big goals. Instead I had the most insane day of my lifeโ€ฆand spent almost the entire day messaging people I have never, ever met.
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It all started last night, when I finally looked at the ๐ƒ๐๐€ results from #Ancestry and #23andMe that Iโ€™ve been scared to open. (I filmed it for next weekโ€™s #adoption story follow up vlog.) Later I was canoodling around on #23andMe with my husband and one daughter, when I almost accidentally came across this pageโ€”and the note. I read if four times in my mind before I realized she was referring to ๐Œ๐„.
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โ€œThatโ€™s me. Thatโ€™s me. Thatโ€™s me. Thatโ€™s me.โ€
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Although Iโ€™ve never searched for my biological familyโ€”and never intended toโ€”I have never objected to being contacted. And since Holly had posted that she was looking or me I responded. By morning there was a flurry of messages and responses. I have spent the entire day conversing with relatives I have never met and most of whom I never knew existed.
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My adoptive family will always be my real family. But how miraculous that technology can so quickly connect me to bio relatives I havenโ€™t ever known. What an adventure this will be!
๐Ÿง—๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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#adoptionstory #adoptionjourney #adoptivefamilies #biologicalfamilies #family #adoptionsearch #dna #dnatests #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐ŸŒœ First day of the last quarter of 2018! ๐Ÿ’ฅ Did you do something AMAZING? I didโ€ฆbut itโ€™s not remotely what I expected. ๐Ÿ† I had planned to POWER into some of my big goals. Instead I had the most insane day of my lifeโ€ฆand spent almost the entire day messaging people I have never, ever met. ๐Ÿ”ฌ It all started last night, when I finally looked at the ๐ƒ๐๐€ results from #Ancestry  and #23andMe  that Iโ€™ve been scared to open. (I filmed it for next weekโ€™s #adoption  story follow up vlog.) Later I was canoodling around on #23andMe  with my husband and one daughter, when I almost accidentally came across this pageโ€”and the note. I read if four times in my mind before I realized she was referring to ๐Œ๐„. ๐Ÿ˜ณ โ€œThatโ€™s me. Thatโ€™s me. Thatโ€™s me. Thatโ€™s me.โ€ ๐Ÿคฏ Although Iโ€™ve never searched for my biological familyโ€”and never intended toโ€”I have never objected to being contacted. And since Holly had posted that she was looking or me I responded. By morning there was a flurry of messages and responses. I have spent the entire day conversing with relatives I have never met and most of whom I never knew existed. ๐ŸŒณ My adoptive family will always be my real family. But how miraculous that technology can so quickly connect me to bio relatives I havenโ€™t ever known. What an adventure this will be! ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ . . . . . #adoptionstory  #adoptionjourney  #adoptivefamilies  #biologicalfamilies  #family  #adoptionsearch  #dna  #dnatests  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ› Do you lose sleep worrying? ๐Ÿ’ž I have done that most of my life. Worrying, anticipating, planning, thinking, praying, regretting. I cannot turn off my brain when I lie down at night. With the birth of each child, I had MORE to do, MORE to worry about, MORE to lose. And one day when I have grandchildren, there will be more precious souls to consume me with love and concern and regret.
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I used to think that as my kids got older there would be less concern. ๐Ÿ˜‚ But now I know what should have been obvious, that in many ways the stakes are higher. True, I no longer get up 15 times to stick my finger under my babyโ€™s nose, waiting for the warm breath to assure me s/he hasnโ€™t died of SIDS. And I no longer fret in the wee hours of the morning about whether or not his/her reading will be up to par. Instead I worry about connection and adult decisions with lifelong implications.
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But instead of letting those concerns overwhelm me, Iโ€™m very consciously looking for the joy in each season, each day, each moment. You may notice a pattern in my posts that reflects that effort.
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How do you accept the past and happily anticipate the future, while living very conscientiously in the present moment?
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โThe secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.โž
~ Bukkyรต Dendรต Kyรตkai
๐ŸŽฉ HT @packerfitness
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๐Ÿ› Do you lose sleep worrying? ๐Ÿ’ž I have done that most of my life. Worrying, anticipating, planning, thinking, praying, regretting. I cannot turn off my brain when I lie down at night. With the birth of each child, I had MORE to do, MORE to worry about, MORE to lose. And one day when I have grandchildren, there will be more precious souls to consume me with love and concern and regret. ๐Ÿผ I used to think that as my kids got older there would be less concern. ๐Ÿ˜‚ But now I know what should have been obvious, that in many ways the stakes are higher. True, I no longer get up 15 times to stick my finger under my babyโ€™s nose, waiting for the warm breath to assure me s/he hasnโ€™t died of SIDS. And I no longer fret in the wee hours of the morning about whether or not his/her reading will be up to par. Instead I worry about connection and adult decisions with lifelong implications. ๐Ÿ˜ข But instead of letting those concerns overwhelm me, Iโ€™m very consciously looking for the joy in each season, each day, each moment. You may notice a pattern in my posts that reflects that effort. ๐Ÿ“… How do you accept the past and happily anticipate the future, while living very conscientiously in the present moment? ๐ŸŒบ โThe secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.โž ~ Bukkyรต Dendรต Kyรตkai ๐ŸŽฉ HT @packerfitness โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข โ€ข #bukkyodendokyokai  #theteachingofbuddha  #buddha  #buddhaquotes  #past  #present  #future  #liveinthepresent  #livetoday  #todayisagift  #parenting  #worry  #sleeplessnights  #peace  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ›‘ Whatโ€™s up with public school crossing guards? Almost every day I see the same traffic scenario at local schools and weโ€™re teaching our kids the wrong thing about safety! Cars and magical fairy dust do not mix.
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Are there things you see every day that are devoid of common sense and drive you nuts? ๐ŸŒฐ Share them in the comments!
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Crossing Guard FAIL ๐ŸšŒ School Safety
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https://youtu.be/34evXc7yXQA
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๐Ÿ›‘ Whatโ€™s up with public school crossing guards? Almost every day I see the same traffic scenario at local schools and weโ€™re teaching our kids the wrong thing about safety! Cars and magical fairy dust do not mix. ๐Ÿ™„ Are there things you see every day that are devoid of common sense and drive you nuts? ๐ŸŒฐ Share them in the comments! ๐ŸšŒ Crossing Guard FAIL ๐ŸšŒ School Safety ๐Ÿ”— Link in Bio https://youtu.be/34evXc7yXQA . . . . . #crossingguard  #crossingguardfail  #crossingguards  #commonsense  #nocommonsense  #dumbthings  #publicschool  #publicschools  #publicschoolproblems  #schoolsafety  #teachingkids  #parenting  #goodparenting  #schoolzone  #credos  #midlifecredos  #midlifevlogs  #midlifeblogs  #over40  #over50  #over60  #midlife  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ’„ Are you obsessed with #aging and #beauty? ๐Ÿถ OK, so ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐— ๐—˜ peopleโ€”who shall remain unnamedโ€”๐— ๐—œ๐—š๐—›๐—ง need to step up their #fashion game. (And ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐— ๐—˜ of those people ๐— ๐—œ๐—š๐—›๐—ง be working on that.)
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But ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿโ€ฆwhat we ๐——๐—ข and who we ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜ should always rank higher on the importance scale. (Did I use enough all caps to get the point across?)
๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
Get yourself out there and do some great things this week. No one is stopping you!
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What is on your ๐—ง๐—ข ๐——๐—ข list this week?
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โMy advice: Donโ€™t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world.โž
~ Meryl Streep
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#merylstreep #womenempowerment #womenwhodo #womenwhoact #dogreatthings #dogreatthingstoady #motivationalquotes #dogreatthingsinlife #realgreatness #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ’„ Are you obsessed with #aging  and #beauty ? ๐Ÿถ OK, so ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐— ๐—˜ peopleโ€”who shall remain unnamedโ€”๐— ๐—œ๐—š๐—›๐—ง need to step up their #fashion  game. (And ๐—ฆ๐—ข๐— ๐—˜ of those people ๐— ๐—œ๐—š๐—›๐—ง be working on that.) โš–๏ธ But ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿโ€ฆwhat we ๐——๐—ข and who we ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—˜ should always rank higher on the importance scale. (Did I use enough all caps to get the point across?) ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Get yourself out there and do some great things this week. No one is stopping you! โœ… What is on your ๐—ง๐—ข ๐——๐—ข list this week? ๐Ÿ’ โMy advice: Donโ€™t waste so much time worrying about your skin or your weight. Develop what you do, what you put your hands on in the world.โž ~ Meryl Streep . . . . . #merylstreep  #womenempowerment  #womenwhodo  #womenwhoact  #dogreatthings  #dogreatthingstoady  #motivationalquotes  #dogreatthingsinlife  #realgreatness  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ Now you can celebrate #AUTUMN! Do you hate pushing early into the next #season or #holiday? I wasnโ€™t always this way, but now itโ€™s very intentional.
๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆƒ๐ŸŽ„
When I was 12, I couldnโ€™t ๐“ฆ๐“๐“˜๐“ฃ to be 14 (so I could go to dances). When I was 14, I couldnโ€™t ๐“ฆ๐“๐“˜๐“ฃ to be 16 (so I could date and drive). When I was 16, I couldnโ€™t ๐“ฆ๐“๐“˜๐“ฃ to be 18, so I could be an adult. And on and on.
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In my โ€œold ageโ€ I finally realize that time goes by in a blink. I donโ€™t want to ๐“ฆ๐“๐“˜๐“ฃ to enjoy life. I want to ๐’๐‹๐Ž๐– ๐ƒ๐Ž๐–๐ and actually enjoy each stage, each age, each season, each day. What it is ๐“๐Ž๐ƒ๐€๐˜โ€”not what itโ€™s going to be tomorrow or next week or next month.
๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป
๐“๐Ž๐ƒ๐€๐˜ is truly a gift. On Friday it was still summer. So I relished ever second of summer. And now that it really is fall (as of Saturday!), I intend to enjoy every second of it. Fully embraced and joyfully.
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Thatโ€™s my plan. Happy autumn!
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How do you remember to stay in the moment?
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#seasons #enjoythemoment #embracethemoment #livefortoday #today #tomorrowillcome #autumncolors #newseason #slowdown #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ Now you can celebrate #AUTUMN ! Do you hate pushing early into the next #season  or #holiday ? I wasnโ€™t always this way, but now itโ€™s very intentional. ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿฆƒ๐ŸŽ„ When I was 12, I couldnโ€™t ๐“ฆ๐“๐“˜๐“ฃ to be 14 (so I could go to dances). When I was 14, I couldnโ€™t ๐“ฆ๐“๐“˜๐“ฃ to be 16 (so I could date and drive). When I was 16, I couldnโ€™t ๐“ฆ๐“๐“˜๐“ฃ to be 18, so I could be an adult. And on and on. โฐ In my โ€œold ageโ€ I finally realize that time goes by in a blink. I donโ€™t want to ๐“ฆ๐“๐“˜๐“ฃ to enjoy life. I want to ๐’๐‹๐Ž๐– ๐ƒ๐Ž๐–๐ and actually enjoy each stage, each age, each season, each day. What it is ๐“๐Ž๐ƒ๐€๐˜โ€”not what itโ€™s going to be tomorrow or next week or next month. ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป ๐“๐Ž๐ƒ๐€๐˜ is truly a gift. On Friday it was still summer. So I relished ever second of summer. And now that it really is fall (as of Saturday!), I intend to enjoy every second of it. Fully embraced and joyfully. ๐Ÿ˜ Thatโ€™s my plan. Happy autumn! ๐Ÿ‚ How do you remember to stay in the moment? . . . . . #seasons  #enjoythemoment  #embracethemoment  #livefortoday  #today  #tomorrowillcome  #autumncolors  #newseason  #slowdown  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐ŸŽฐ Ever feel like this? Like you just cannot win?
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I started my diet. No, not a โ€œlifestyle adjustment.โ€ A for real, old-fashioned, 1200 calorie diet. I started it on July 9th. 10 weeks and three days ago. And I have never โ€œcheatedโ€ and I have recorded every single morsel.
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According to science, Iโ€™m SUPPOSED to have lost 21 pounds by now. Have I? Nooooooooo. Iโ€™ve lost a total of 11.2 pounds. Thatโ€™s just a teeny tiny tad over 1 pound per week.
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And that royally sucks.
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Yes, Iโ€™ve lost some weight every single week. So at least thereโ€™s thatโ€”because when you do all that work and GAIN weight, itโ€™s the absolute worst. (Been there, done that.) But some weeks it has been as little as 2/10 of a pound.
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So, thereโ€™s my rant for the day. Now, back to the grind. Iโ€™m gonna keep going.
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What hard things are you working on right now?
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๐ŸŽฐ Ever feel like this? Like you just cannot win? โš–๏ธ I started my diet. No, not a โ€œlifestyle adjustment.โ€ A for real, old-fashioned, 1200 calorie diet. I started it on July 9th. 10 weeks and three days ago. And I have never โ€œcheatedโ€ and I have recorded every single morsel. ๐Ÿ”ฌ According to science, Iโ€™m SUPPOSED to have lost 21 pounds by now. Have I? Nooooooooo. Iโ€™ve lost a total of 11.2 pounds. Thatโ€™s just a teeny tiny tad over 1 pound per week. โ˜น๏ธ And that royally sucks. ๐Ÿญ Yes, Iโ€™ve lost some weight every single week. So at least thereโ€™s thatโ€”because when you do all that work and GAIN weight, itโ€™s the absolute worst. (Been there, done that.) But some weeks it has been as little as 2/10 of a pound. ๐Ÿคฌ So, thereโ€™s my rant for the day. Now, back to the grind. Iโ€™m gonna keep going. โ› What hard things are you working on right now? . . . . . #bodyimage  #loveyourbody  #weightloss  #caloriedeficit  #dietssuck  #diet  #dietplan  #diets  #weightlossjourney  #weightlosstransformation  #weightlosssupport  #ugh  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
โœ… What tiny habit would have a huge impact on your life?
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On this weekโ€™s vlog, learn how to form good habits and break bad habits with the impact snowball that happens with micro-habits. AND youโ€™ll find out what my first micro-goal is!
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What tiny victory will YOU make this week?
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How to Form Good Habits and Break Bad Habits โžก Impact Snowball
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https://youtu.be/EEhuWiiO-ak
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โœ… What tiny habit would have a huge impact on your life? ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป On this weekโ€™s vlog, learn how to form good habits and break bad habits with the impact snowball that happens with micro-habits. AND youโ€™ll find out what my first micro-goal is! ๐Ÿ”† What tiny victory will YOU make this week? ๐Ÿญ How to Form Good Habits and Break Bad Habits โžก Impact Snowball ๐Ÿ”— Link in Bio https://youtu.be/EEhuWiiO-ak . . . . . #howtoformgoodhabits  #howtobreakbadhabits  #tinyhabits  #midlifemorningroutine  #morningroutine  #microgoals  #creatinggoodhabits  #minihabitsmaxresults  #minimumhabits  #maximumresults  #minihabits  #maxresults  #impactsnowball  #habits  #credos  #midlifecredos  #midlifevlogs  #midlifeblogs  #over40  #over50  #over60  #midlife  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ“ˆ Whatโ€™s tiny change could #transform your life? What small movement could be the start of something BIG?
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If you feel #stuck, maybe itโ€™s NOT because you have no #goals, maybe itโ€™s because your big dreams and big plans seem impossible!
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Could you take one of those enormous ideas and break it down into very doable tasks?
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What is one of your tiny habits or changes that will be a game changer?
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โGreat things are done by a series of small things brought together.โž
~ Vincent Van Gogh
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#tinyhabits #tinychanges  #maxresults #bigideas  #bigdreams #bigplans #goalsetting #minichangemaxresults #impactsnowball #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ“ˆ Whatโ€™s tiny change could #transform  your life? What small movement could be the start of something BIG? ๐Ÿง If you feel #stuck , maybe itโ€™s NOT because you have no #goals , maybe itโ€™s because your big dreams and big plans seem impossible! ๐Ÿ’ก Could you take one of those enormous ideas and break it down into very doable tasks? โœ… What is one of your tiny habits or changes that will be a game changer? ๐ŸŽฏ โGreat things are done by a series of small things brought together.โž ~ Vincent Van Gogh . . . . . #tinyhabits  #tinychanges  #maxresults  #bigideas  #bigdreams  #bigplans  #goalsetting  #minichangemaxresults  #impactsnowball  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ˜Ž Whatโ€™s on your bucket list? Share your most exciting future plan in the comments!
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If youโ€™re a Getting Things Done aficionado, like I am, you have an expansive โ€œsomeday list.โ€ Do you review it? Do you add to it?
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There is NO TIME like the present to get started checking off those great things! What are you waiting for?
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โWhatโ€™s on your bucket list? You have ONE life! What are YOU going to do? COMMENT! Whatโ€™s on you r list?โž
~ Alison Moore Smith
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#bucketlist #todolist #someday #somedaylist #gettingthingsdone #GTD #doit #doitnow #notimelikethepresent
#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #starttoday #nomorewaiting #makeyourlifeamazing #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ˜Ž Whatโ€™s on your bucket list? Share your most exciting future plan in the comments! โœ… If youโ€™re a Getting Things Done aficionado, like I am, you have an expansive โ€œsomeday list.โ€ Do you review it? Do you add to it? ๐Ÿ“ There is NO TIME like the present to get started checking off those great things! What are you waiting for? โฐ โWhatโ€™s on your bucket list? You have ONE life! What are YOU going to do? COMMENT! Whatโ€™s on you r list?โž ~ Alison Moore Smith . . . . . #bucketlist  #todolist  #someday  #somedaylist  #gettingthingsdone  #GTD  #doit  #doitnow  #notimelikethepresent  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #starttoday  #nomorewaiting  #makeyourlifeamazing  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿคซ Have you ever lied about your age? ๐Ÿค With the exception of when I was ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ and told some cute boys ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ that I was ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”, I never have. Becauseโ€ฆwhy would I? ๐Ÿค”What could possibly be wrong about an age? Iโ€™m ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ and that just happens to be the number of years Iโ€™ve been lucky enough to be alive. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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๐Ÿ’ก This week I read a quote on @girlsgone50 that just jumped out and hit me because of how perfectly it articulated this thing thatโ€™s been in the back of my head for decades. ๐Ÿ—“ It gave me a cogent discussion point for the thing Iโ€™ve intuited forever. โˆž
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๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป Thanks go to my mom, who never joked ๐Ÿคก about being ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— (or ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ— or ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ—) and was simply always the age she was, loud and proud. ๐Ÿ“ฃ And thank ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ you to all the #midlife and older women who refuse to be invisible. ๐Ÿ‘ป
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โBy fudging our age to avoid becoming an invisible middle-aged woman, we make ourselves invisible middle-age women. Every time we tell that little white lie, we erase a little more of our true worth, diminish our lifetime value, disown our long nights spent battling demons and countless days slaying dragons. We have earned the right to tell the truth that we are powerful and pretty damn awesome.โž
~ Susan Colby
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#sayyourage #disruptaging #agewithgrace #gracecreativela #ownit #age #proudofmyage #notinvisible #invisiblemiddleage #invisiblemiddleagedwoman #notinvisibleanymore #credos #midlifecredo #midlifeadventure #midlifeinfluencer #midlifewomen #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿคซ Have you ever lied about your age? ๐Ÿค With the exception of when I was ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ and told some cute boys ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ that I was ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”, I never have. Becauseโ€ฆwhy would I? ๐Ÿค”What could possibly be wrong about an age? Iโ€™m ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ and that just happens to be the number of years Iโ€™ve been lucky enough to be alive. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ . ๐Ÿ’ก This week I read a quote on @girlsgone50 that just jumped out and hit me because of how perfectly it articulated this thing thatโ€™s been in the back of my head for decades. ๐Ÿ—“ It gave me a cogent discussion point for the thing Iโ€™ve intuited forever. โˆž . ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป Thanks go to my mom, who never joked ๐Ÿคก about being ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— (or ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ— or ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ—) and was simply always the age she was, loud and proud. ๐Ÿ“ฃ And thank ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ you to all the #midlife  and older women who refuse to be invisible. ๐Ÿ‘ป . โBy fudging our age to avoid becoming an invisible middle-aged woman, we make ourselves invisible middle-age women. Every time we tell that little white lie, we erase a little more of our true worth, diminish our lifetime value, disown our long nights spent battling demons and countless days slaying dragons. We have earned the right to tell the truth that we are powerful and pretty damn awesome.โž ~ Susan Colby . . . . . #sayyourage  #disruptaging  #agewithgrace  #gracecreativela  #ownit  #age  #proudofmyage  #notinvisible  #invisiblemiddleage  #invisiblemiddleagedwoman  #notinvisibleanymore  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifeadventure  #midlifeinfluencer  #midlifewomen  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ˜ What will bring you lasting meaning and happiness in midlife?  Is it โœˆ๏ธ travel, ๐Ÿฑ dining, and ๐Ÿ› shopping? Is it dying your ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ hair and getting ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ botox? Is looking younger the key? ๐Ÿ”‘
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๐Ÿคฉ My midlife is going to be about ACCOMPLISHMENT. ๐Ÿ˜Ž I want to be one of the real #CREDOS โ—๏ธ
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#Confident
#Radiant
#Excellent
#Dauntless
#Optimistic
#Successful
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If you want to ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป DO more, come join our ๐ŸŒ‡ community! The new vlog is up on ๐Ÿ“บ YouTube. 
Link in the bio! And you can find us on all the socials. ๐Ÿ’ซ
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๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿฝ What are YOU doing to make your second half the better half? ๐Ÿ’–
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Meaning and Happiness in Midlife | Join the CREDOS Crew!
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#midlifewomen #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ˜ What will bring you lasting meaning and happiness in midlife? Is it โœˆ๏ธ travel, ๐Ÿฑ dining, and ๐Ÿ› shopping? Is it dying your ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ hair and getting ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ botox? Is looking younger the key? ๐Ÿ”‘ . ๐Ÿคฉ My midlife is going to be about ACCOMPLISHMENT. ๐Ÿ˜Ž I want to be one of the real #CREDOS  โ—๏ธ . #Confident  #Radiant  #Excellent  #Dauntless  #Optimistic  #Successful  . If you want to ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป DO more, come join our ๐ŸŒ‡ community! The new vlog is up on ๐Ÿ“บ YouTube. Link in the bio! And you can find us on all the socials. ๐Ÿ’ซ . ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿฝ What are YOU doing to make your second half the better half? ๐Ÿ’– . Meaning and Happiness in Midlife | Join the CREDOS Crew! โ›“ https://youtu.be/2FsHaoE-vRU . . . . . #midlifewomen  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ—โˆ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Do you consider yourself patriotic? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Iโ€™m a freaking, flag-flying, America lover. ๐ŸŒŽ  I am so grateful to live here and get homesick when Iโ€™m out of the country for an extended period. ๐Ÿ˜ข I feel displaced somehow.
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Iโ€™m also fully aware that governments are made of people who are vying for ๐Ÿ”Œ power, ๐Ÿ“ˆ position, and a ๐Ÿ’ฐ pay-off and they are easily corruptible. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿฝ
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๐ŸฅŠ Today the ๐Ÿ—โˆ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ debates rage again. Living in a ๐Ÿ”ฌ scientific family, I have ZERO problem with those who question the ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ official government rhetoric about what โ€œreallyโ€ happened that day. (I rarely trust an official government account on anything. ๐Ÿ™„) If youโ€™ve looked into it at all, there is a lot of obviously sketchy ๐Ÿคจ information presented as fact. But what is NOT up for debate is that thousands of ๐Ÿ˜ญ innocent people died โšฐ๏ธ that day.
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As a #midlife American, I remember that day ๐Ÿ™ clearly and in detail. We lived in ๐ŸŒด Boca Raton (where one of the follow-up โ˜ ๏ธ Anthrax exposures occurred) at the time along with mostly native New Yorkers and New Jerseyites for whom it was far more personal. ๐Ÿ’—
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Today I ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ remember them, ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป pray for their loved ones whose lives were irreparably changed, and ๐Ÿ’ž hope for more ๐Ÿ•Š peace in the world.
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What are your memories of ๐Ÿ—โˆ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ?
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โPatriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.โž
~ Mark Twain
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ—โˆ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Do you consider yourself patriotic? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Iโ€™m a freaking, flag-flying, America lover. ๐ŸŒŽ I am so grateful to live here and get homesick when Iโ€™m out of the country for an extended period. ๐Ÿ˜ข I feel displaced somehow. . Iโ€™m also fully aware that governments are made of people who are vying for ๐Ÿ”Œ power, ๐Ÿ“ˆ position, and a ๐Ÿ’ฐ pay-off and they are easily corruptible. ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿฝ . ๐ŸฅŠ Today the ๐Ÿ—โˆ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ debates rage again. Living in a ๐Ÿ”ฌ scientific family, I have ZERO problem with those who question the ๐Ÿ‘ฎ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ official government rhetoric about what โ€œreallyโ€ happened that day. (I rarely trust an official government account on anything. ๐Ÿ™„) If youโ€™ve looked into it at all, there is a lot of obviously sketchy ๐Ÿคจ information presented as fact. But what is NOT up for debate is that thousands of ๐Ÿ˜ญ innocent people died โšฐ๏ธ that day. . As a #midlife  American, I remember that day ๐Ÿ™ clearly and in detail. We lived in ๐ŸŒด Boca Raton (where one of the follow-up โ˜ ๏ธ Anthrax exposures occurred) at the time along with mostly native New Yorkers and New Jerseyites for whom it was far more personal. ๐Ÿ’— . Today I ๐Ÿ™‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ remember them, ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป pray for their loved ones whose lives were irreparably changed, and ๐Ÿ’ž hope for more ๐Ÿ•Š peace in the world. . What are your memories of ๐Ÿ—โˆ•๐Ÿ๐Ÿ? . โPatriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.โž ~ Mark Twain . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ“What is uniquely YOU? ๐ŸŒถ Share something smallโ€”even tiny ๐Ÿญโ€”that you can do this week that will set you on course to reach your goals of greatness! ๐Ÿ›ฃ
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๐Ÿค” Donโ€™t have goals of greatness? ๐Ÿ›‘ Please remember, that YOU are utterly ๐Ÿ’ซ uniquely positioned ๐Ÿ’ซ to bless others, to save souls, to change the world like NO one else can. ๐Ÿ’– So be the best YOU!
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โThe entire universe has only one you. Make this week your best week. Yes, you can!โž
~ Alison Moore Smith
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#greatness #startsmall #goodness #goalsofgreatness #uniquelyou #youareunique #thereisnoonelikeyou #bethebestyou #newweeknewyou #bestweekever #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #sundaymotivation #alisonmooresmith #wrongsideof40 #starttheweekright #makeitagreatweek #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ“What is uniquely YOU? ๐ŸŒถ Share something smallโ€”even tiny ๐Ÿญโ€”that you can do this week that will set you on course to reach your goals of greatness! ๐Ÿ›ฃ . ๐Ÿค” Donโ€™t have goals of greatness? ๐Ÿ›‘ Please remember, that YOU are utterly ๐Ÿ’ซ uniquely positioned ๐Ÿ’ซ to bless others, to save souls, to change the world like NO one else can. ๐Ÿ’– So be the best YOU! . โThe entire universe has only one you. Make this week your best week. Yes, you can!โž ~ Alison Moore Smith . . . . . #greatness  #startsmall  #goodness  #goalsofgreatness  #uniquelyou  #youareunique  #thereisnoonelikeyou  #bethebestyou  #newweeknewyou  #bestweekever  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #sundaymotivation  #alisonmooresmith  #wrongsideof40  #starttheweekright  #makeitagreatweek  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿง—๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ Why is the first step so hard? ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I-N-E-R-T-I-A = a tendency to remain unchanged. ๐Ÿค“ We all know the feeling, right?
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But there is good news about inertia, too! ๐Ÿ“ฐ This ๐Ÿ”ฌ science life tip brought to you by ๐Ÿ’ฅ Newtonโ€™s First Law ๐Ÿ’ฅ:
๐Ÿ’ก An object will remain at rest OR in uniform motion UNLESS acted upon by an external force.
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So if you get yourself moving ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ on one of those #goalsโ€”particularly if you create a good habit around that ๐ŸŽฏ goalโ€”you are really likely to keep going! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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Soโ€ฆgive yourself that ๐Ÿฅ‹ kick start past the status quo and get the ๐Ÿ€ ball rolling in the right direction. It gets easier. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
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โ“What small start can you make this week?
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โDream big. Start small. But most of all, start.โž
~ Simon Senek
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#dreambig #startsmall #start #simonsenek #makethingshappen #firststep  #inertia #dreambigstartsmall #goodnews #scienceofgoalsetting #changehappens #bigchanges #NewtonsFirstLaw #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿง—๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ Why is the first step so hard? ๐Ÿ˜ฅ I-N-E-R-T-I-A = a tendency to remain unchanged. ๐Ÿค“ We all know the feeling, right? . But there is good news about inertia, too! ๐Ÿ“ฐ This ๐Ÿ”ฌ science life tip brought to you by ๐Ÿ’ฅ Newtonโ€™s First Law ๐Ÿ’ฅ: ๐Ÿ’ก An object will remain at rest OR in uniform motion UNLESS acted upon by an external force. . So if you get yourself moving ๐Ÿคธ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ on one of those #goals โ€”particularly if you create a good habit around that ๐ŸŽฏ goalโ€”you are really likely to keep going! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ . Soโ€ฆgive yourself that ๐Ÿฅ‹ kick start past the status quo and get the ๐Ÿ€ ball rolling in the right direction. It gets easier. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ . โ“What small start can you make this week? . โDream big. Start small. But most of all, start.โž ~ Simon Senek . . . . . #dreambig  #startsmall  #start  #simonsenek  #makethingshappen  #firststep  #inertia  #dreambigstartsmall  #goodnews  #scienceofgoalsetting  #changehappens  #bigchanges  #NewtonsFirstLaw  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ’ž Thank you, thank you, thank you! ๐Ÿ’ž ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐˜๐Ž๐”โฃ๏ธI cannot believe we have #1000followers โ—๏ธ ๐Ÿคฏ
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Right after my fifth (of six) children ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“ graduated from our homeschool last May, I was rather overwhelmed with the big blank space ๐Ÿ˜‘  facing me in the next stage of life. ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป Aging, the empty nest, loss of purpose all loomed large. ๐Ÿ˜จ I had never really had time to think about them and suddenly they were largely upon me. ๐Ÿ›ฃ
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Obviously #generations of ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป women have gone before me, so I decided to create a ๐•”๐• ๐•ž๐•ž๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ช of #midlife womenโ€”those from โ‘ฃโ“ชโ€“โ‘ฆโ“ชโ€”where we can share experiences, wisdom, challenges, laughter, tears, and most of all SUCCESS STORIES for how weโ€™ve reshaped this phase in life to make it the best. We are #credos โ€ผ๏ธ
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๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Thank you so, so much for joining with me to work together. ๐˜๐Ž๐” are what makes this ๐•”๐• ๐•ž๐•ž๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ช work, with unique perspectives, strengths, ideas.
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๐Ÿ˜Ž You can find Midlife Credo on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and even Pinterest (Iโ€™m trying!). If you want to collaborate on a way to ๐“ข๐“”๐“ก๐“ฅ๐“” the midlife ๐•”๐• ๐•ž๐•ž๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ช (๐Ÿšซ not sell to them! ), please contact me at ๐Ÿ“ฌ alison@midlifecredo. Iโ€™d love to hear your ideas and work with you. ๐Ÿ’–
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#noladieswholunch #activeaging #strongmidlifewomen #communityofwomen #successstories #successstoriesforwomen #midlifesuccessstories #midlifesuccessstoriesforwomen #ladieswholunch #midlifecommunity #community #emptynest #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ’ž Thank you, thank you, thank you! ๐Ÿ’ž ๐“๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค ๐˜๐Ž๐”โฃ๏ธI cannot believe we have #1000followers  โ—๏ธ ๐Ÿคฏ . Right after my fifth (of six) children ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽ“ graduated from our homeschool last May, I was rather overwhelmed with the big blank space ๐Ÿ˜‘ facing me in the next stage of life. ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป Aging, the empty nest, loss of purpose all loomed large. ๐Ÿ˜จ I had never really had time to think about them and suddenly they were largely upon me. ๐Ÿ›ฃ . Obviously #generations  of ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿป women have gone before me, so I decided to create a ๐•”๐• ๐•ž๐•ž๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ช of #midlife  womenโ€”those from โ‘ฃโ“ชโ€“โ‘ฆโ“ชโ€”where we can share experiences, wisdom, challenges, laughter, tears, and most of all SUCCESS STORIES for how weโ€™ve reshaped this phase in life to make it the best. We are #credos  โ€ผ๏ธ . ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ Thank you so, so much for joining with me to work together. ๐˜๐Ž๐” are what makes this ๐•”๐• ๐•ž๐•ž๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ช work, with unique perspectives, strengths, ideas. . ๐Ÿ˜Ž You can find Midlife Credo on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and even Pinterest (Iโ€™m trying!). If you want to collaborate on a way to ๐“ข๐“”๐“ก๐“ฅ๐“” the midlife ๐•”๐• ๐•ž๐•ž๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ช (๐Ÿšซ not sell to them! ), please contact me at ๐Ÿ“ฌ alison@midlifecredo. Iโ€™d love to hear your ideas and work with you. ๐Ÿ’– . . . . . #noladieswholunch  #activeaging  #strongmidlifewomen  #communityofwomen  #successstories  #successstoriesforwomen  #midlifesuccessstories  #midlifesuccessstoriesforwomen  #ladieswholunch  #midlifecommunity  #community  #emptynest  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ˜‚ The bold truth can be #funny, right? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ This morning on the stair stepper, doing my daily communion with @vasafitness ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ I listened, as usual, to a ๐ŸŽง podcast or audiobook. The past few days itโ€™s been ๐ŸŒŸ Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Business and Influenceโ€”and How You Can, Too by @garyvee.
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Per his usual, itโ€™s super #motivational for ๐Ÿ—‚ business owners as well as anyone who just wants to accomplish big things. But this had me burst out laughing ๐Ÿคฃ right there in ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ cardio ๐Ÿ“ฝ cinema with ๐Ÿ’ฏ% hard truth.
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๐Ÿ”† Who you are today does NOT determine who you will be tomorrow. Full stop. ๐Ÿ›‘
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๐Ÿคฉ What are you doing to change your future? You decide! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป
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โJust because you suck now, doesnโ€™t mean youโ€™re always going to suck.โž
~ Gary Vaynerchuk
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#suck #sucky #nomoresuck #youcanchange #changeyourlife #changetheworld #brandnewyou #newyou #lifechange #startwhereyouare #movefoward #goals #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ˜‚ The bold truth can be #funny , right? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ This morning on the stair stepper, doing my daily communion with @vasafitness ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ I listened, as usual, to a ๐ŸŽง podcast or audiobook. The past few days itโ€™s been ๐ŸŒŸ Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Business and Influenceโ€”and How You Can, Too by @garyvee. . Per his usual, itโ€™s super #motivational  for ๐Ÿ—‚ business owners as well as anyone who just wants to accomplish big things. But this had me burst out laughing ๐Ÿคฃ right there in ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ cardio ๐Ÿ“ฝ cinema with ๐Ÿ’ฏ% hard truth. . ๐Ÿ”† Who you are today does NOT determine who you will be tomorrow. Full stop. ๐Ÿ›‘ . ๐Ÿคฉ What are you doing to change your future? You decide! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป . โJust because you suck now, doesnโ€™t mean youโ€™re always going to suck.โž ~ Gary Vaynerchuk . . . . . #suck  #sucky  #nomoresuck  #youcanchange  #changeyourlife  #changetheworld  #brandnewyou  #newyou  #lifechange  #startwhereyouare  #movefoward  #goals  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ What is hard for you today that wonโ€™t be tomorrow?
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This is one of my ๐Ÿงก favorite quotes of all time. I memorized it as a tween and repeat it to one kid or another at least once per week. When they are facing something that seems insurmountable, I remind them of the ๐ŸŒซ hurricane kick.
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All my kids studied #karate ๐Ÿฅ‹  and each one who tried to learn a ๐ŸŒง hurricane kick started by falling smack on their backsides. ๐Ÿค• Again and again and again. Until they didnโ€™t. โœ‹๐Ÿผ And once they stopped falling, they continued to progress until the kick because automatic, muscle memory, do-without-thinking easy. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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๐ŸŒŸ Most hard things we encounter are like that. โŽ We #adapt. We become ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ stronger and more capable. We grow into new beings.
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๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป What hard thing are you going to tackle until it becomes easy for you?
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โThat which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the nature of the thing has changed, but that our power to do has increased.โž
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#practicemakesperfect #growth #strength #dohardthings #getstronger #goals #persistence #hurricanekick #keepgoing #keeptrying #keepgoingstrong #youvegotthis #effort #RalphWaldoEmerson #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ What is hard for you today that wonโ€™t be tomorrow? . This is one of my ๐Ÿงก favorite quotes of all time. I memorized it as a tween and repeat it to one kid or another at least once per week. When they are facing something that seems insurmountable, I remind them of the ๐ŸŒซ hurricane kick. . All my kids studied #karate  ๐Ÿฅ‹ and each one who tried to learn a ๐ŸŒง hurricane kick started by falling smack on their backsides. ๐Ÿค• Again and again and again. Until they didnโ€™t. โœ‹๐Ÿผ And once they stopped falling, they continued to progress until the kick because automatic, muscle memory, do-without-thinking easy. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ . ๐ŸŒŸ Most hard things we encounter are like that. โŽ We #adapt . We become ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ stronger and more capable. We grow into new beings. . ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป What hard thing are you going to tackle until it becomes easy for you? . โThat which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the nature of the thing has changed, but that our power to do has increased.โž ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson . . . . . #practicemakesperfect  #growth  #strength  #dohardthings  #getstronger  #goals  #persistence  #hurricanekick  #keepgoing  #keeptrying  #keepgoingstrong  #youvegotthis  #effort  #RalphWaldoEmerson  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
โœด๏ธ Reaching #goals is easy peasy ๐Ÿ‹ lemon squeezy! Right?
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OK, maybe not. ๐Ÿ˜– But itโ€™s easy to understand that if we keep doing what weโ€™ve always done, weโ€™ll get the results weโ€™ve always gotten. And to get a NEW result, we have to do NEW things. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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๐ŸŒŸ What NEW thing are YOU going to do for the last four months of ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–?
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โTo reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do things you have never before done.โž
~ Richard G. Scott
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#dohardthings #dohardthingseveryday #stagnation #nostagnation #youcandoit #youcandohardthings #easypeasy #mindovermatter #mindset #positivemindset #powergoals #RichardGScott #goalquotes #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
โœด๏ธ Reaching #goals  is easy peasy ๐Ÿ‹ lemon squeezy! Right? . OK, maybe not. ๐Ÿ˜– But itโ€™s easy to understand that if we keep doing what weโ€™ve always done, weโ€™ll get the results weโ€™ve always gotten. And to get a NEW result, we have to do NEW things. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ . ๐ŸŒŸ What NEW thing are YOU going to do for the last four months of ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–? . โTo reach a goal you have never before attained, you must do things you have never before done.โž ~ Richard G. Scott . . . . . #dohardthings  #dohardthingseveryday  #stagnation  #nostagnation  #youcandoit  #youcandohardthings  #easypeasy  #mindovermatter  #mindset  #positivemindset  #powergoals  #RichardGScott  #goalquotes  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿญ How often do you feel stuck? I do more than I care to admit. ๐Ÿคจ  I like to fancy myself a rugged individualist ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ who intelligently chooses when and where to collaborate. But when I think deeply about it, ๐Ÿค” there are lots of places where I feel โšก๏ธ powerless to change my life.
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๐Ÿ‘€ Do you see those in your life as well?
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๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ How do you move those sticking points in your life? ๐ŸŽฏ How do you make changes that are important to progress and growth? ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿพ How do you do it even when your #circumstances cannot always be tailor made to your personal goals?
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โIf you do not like where you are, move. You are not a tree.โž
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#stuck #stuckinarut #powerless #powerlessness #youcanmovemountains #youarenotatree #youarenotatreemove #moveyouarenotatree #analyzeyourlife #ruggedindividualist #midlifemovement #midlifechange #lifechange #positivelifechange #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿญ How often do you feel stuck? I do more than I care to admit. ๐Ÿคจ I like to fancy myself a rugged individualist ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ who intelligently chooses when and where to collaborate. But when I think deeply about it, ๐Ÿค” there are lots of places where I feel โšก๏ธ powerless to change my life. . ๐Ÿ‘€ Do you see those in your life as well? . ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ How do you move those sticking points in your life? ๐ŸŽฏ How do you make changes that are important to progress and growth? ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿพ How do you do it even when your #circumstances  cannot always be tailor made to your personal goals? . โIf you do not like where you are, move. You are not a tree.โž . . . . . #stuck  #stuckinarut  #powerless  #powerlessness  #youcanmovemountains  #youarenotatree  #youarenotatreemove  #moveyouarenotatree  #analyzeyourlife  #ruggedindividualist  #midlifemovement  #midlifechange  #lifechange  #positivelifechange  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿฆ Are you #fearless? From the first month of ๐ŸšŒ kindergarten (when I met my decade-long bully, โ€œBob,โ€ for the firs time) until the second semester of my sophomore year in college, I spent more time worrying about what other people thought of me ๐Ÿ‘€ than any other single thing.
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โšก๏ธ What changed all that? One day, as I sat in Professor Coonโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ health class, worrying about how my ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ hair looked and how I was ๐Ÿ’ sitting and how I raised my ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ hand and what my voice ๐Ÿ—ฃ sounded like and if my question sounded dumb ๐Ÿคช and what the cute boy ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป on the next row thought of me andโ€ฆon and on and onโ€ฆI realized I was just fed up. I was exhausted from the years of trying to prove โ€œBobโ€wrong about all the things he said about me. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Soโ€ฆI stopped. ๐Ÿ›‘ Almost just like that. All I really wanted was to feel confident and not second-guess everything I did. But I had no idea how to be that way. ๐Ÿค” Soโ€ฆI faked it. ๐Ÿ’ฏ% phony baloney. For about a month, I just *acted* like I *thought* confident people acted. ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ And the most bizarre thing happened. Other people treated me like a confident person. And because they saw me that way, I felt that way. ๐Ÿคจ And when I felt confidentโ€ฆI was confident. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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Truth is, I still have a ton of insecurities. โ›“ But since then, I think Iโ€™ve been in the โ€œnormalโ€ zone ๐ŸŽฏ with regard to the willingness and ability to do hard, scary, even terrifying things. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ  And I hope Iโ€™ll keep getting better and better.
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๐Ÿฅ‚ Hereโ€™s to all the terrifying AND amazing things we are all going to do!
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โIf itโ€™s both #terrifying and #amazing then you should definitely pursue it.โž
~ Erada
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#fearlessfemales #fearlessmotivation #fearlesssoul #terrifyingandamazing #youcandoit #motivationalquotes #youvegotthis #dontstop #decisions #lifechange #Erada #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿฆ Are you #fearless ? From the first month of ๐ŸšŒ kindergarten (when I met my decade-long bully, โ€œBob,โ€ for the firs time) until the second semester of my sophomore year in college, I spent more time worrying about what other people thought of me ๐Ÿ‘€ than any other single thing. . โšก๏ธ What changed all that? One day, as I sat in Professor Coonโ€™s ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ health class, worrying about how my ๐Ÿ’‡๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ hair looked and how I was ๐Ÿ’ sitting and how I raised my ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ hand and what my voice ๐Ÿ—ฃ sounded like and if my question sounded dumb ๐Ÿคช and what the cute boy ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿป on the next row thought of me andโ€ฆon and on and onโ€ฆI realized I was just fed up. I was exhausted from the years of trying to prove โ€œBobโ€wrong about all the things he said about me. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ . Soโ€ฆI stopped. ๐Ÿ›‘ Almost just like that. All I really wanted was to feel confident and not second-guess everything I did. But I had no idea how to be that way. ๐Ÿค” Soโ€ฆI faked it. ๐Ÿ’ฏ% phony baloney. For about a month, I just *acted* like I *thought* confident people acted. ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ And the most bizarre thing happened. Other people treated me like a confident person. And because they saw me that way, I felt that way. ๐Ÿคจ And when I felt confidentโ€ฆI was confident. ๐Ÿ˜Ž . Truth is, I still have a ton of insecurities. โ›“ But since then, I think Iโ€™ve been in the โ€œnormalโ€ zone ๐ŸŽฏ with regard to the willingness and ability to do hard, scary, even terrifying things. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ And I hope Iโ€™ll keep getting better and better. . ๐Ÿฅ‚ Hereโ€™s to all the terrifying AND amazing things we are all going to do! . โIf itโ€™s both #terrifying  and #amazing  then you should definitely pursue it.โž ~ Erada . . . . . #fearlessfemales  #fearlessmotivation  #fearlesssoul  #terrifyingandamazing  #youcandoit  #motivationalquotes  #youvegotthis  #dontstop  #decisions  #lifechange  #Erada  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง Are YOU adopted? I am! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป And I am NOT searching for my โ€œreal parents.โ€ ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Why?
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โ‰๏ธ All my life Iโ€™ve been asked things such as:
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โ€Žูญ Donโ€™t you want to know your real parents?
โ€Žูญ Donโ€™t you want to know who you really are?
โ€Žูญ Why donโ€™t you get a DNA test?
โ€Žูญ What if you have a strange genetic disorder?
โ€Žูญ What if youโ€™re an heiress to the throne?
โ€Žูญ What if your siblings are looking for you?
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๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Somehow, I donโ€™t really care! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Truth. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ In this weekโ€™s vlog, I will explain.
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โ›“Link In Bio
https://youtu.be/NtuCWiCmUg4
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Also, youโ€™ll get a sneak ๐Ÿ‘€ peak of the DNA testing Sam and I are doing with @ancestry and @23andme . What do you think weโ€™ll find out? ๐Ÿ”ฌ
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โšก๏ธ Do you have any kind of adoption connection? What do YOU think?
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#adoption #adopted #adoptionjourney #adoptionislove #adoptionrocks #searchingforbirthmom #adoptionsearch #realparents #infantadoption #dna #dnatest #dnatesting #utahadoption #adoptionstory #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง Are YOU adopted? I am! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป And I am NOT searching for my โ€œreal parents.โ€ ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Why? . โ‰๏ธ All my life Iโ€™ve been asked things such as: . โ€Žูญ Donโ€™t you want to know your real parents? โ€Žูญ Donโ€™t you want to know who you really are? โ€Žูญ Why donโ€™t you get a DNA test? โ€Žูญ What if you have a strange genetic disorder? โ€Žูญ What if youโ€™re an heiress to the throne? โ€Žูญ What if your siblings are looking for you? . ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ Somehow, I donโ€™t really care! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Truth. ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ In this weekโ€™s vlog, I will explain. . โ›“Link In Bio https://youtu.be/NtuCWiCmUg4 . Also, youโ€™ll get a sneak ๐Ÿ‘€ peak of the DNA testing Sam and I are doing with @ancestry and @23andme . What do you think weโ€™ll find out? ๐Ÿ”ฌ . โšก๏ธ Do you have any kind of adoption connection? What do YOU think? . . . . . #adoption  #adopted  #adoptionjourney  #adoptionislove  #adoptionrocks  #searchingforbirthmom  #adoptionsearch  #realparents  #infantadoption  #dna  #dnatest  #dnatesting  #utahadoption  #adoptionstory  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฝ What do you think about #adoption and #motherhood? My ๐Ÿ” children are all biological. I, however, was adopted when I was two days old. ๐Ÿฅ
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What do I think makes someone a ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง โ€œreal motherโ€? โฑ Time, ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ฌbdedication, ๐Ÿ’ž love, ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿณ sacrifice, ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ worry, ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ effort, ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ success, ๐Ÿค• failureโ€”rinse and repeat. ๐Ÿ”
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๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ Giving birth is a cool thing. But itโ€™s the ๐Ÿ“† years of giving of yourself and doing your bestโ€”even when itโ€™s not ๐Ÿ˜ฐ enoughโ€”that makes someone a true mother. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
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๐Ÿค” What do YOU think about adoption? ๐Ÿ—ฃ I talk about my adoption story on this weekโ€™s vlog.
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โ›“Link In Bio
https://youtu.be/NtuCWiCmUg4
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โBeing a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.โž
~ Robert A. Heinlien
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#adoption #adopted #adoptionjourney #adoptionislove #adoptionrocks #searchingforbirthmom #adoptionsearch #realparents #infantadoption #motherhood #realmothers #whatmakesamother #utahadoption #adoptionstory #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #RobertHHeinlein #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฝ What do you think about #adoption  and #motherhood ? My ๐Ÿ” children are all biological. I, however, was adopted when I was two days old. ๐Ÿฅ . What do I think makes someone a ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ง โ€œreal motherโ€? โฑ Time, ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ”ฌbdedication, ๐Ÿ’ž love, ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿณ sacrifice, ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ worry, ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ effort, ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ success, ๐Ÿค• failureโ€”rinse and repeat. ๐Ÿ” . ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ Giving birth is a cool thing. But itโ€™s the ๐Ÿ“† years of giving of yourself and doing your bestโ€”even when itโ€™s not ๐Ÿ˜ฐ enoughโ€”that makes someone a true mother. ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ . ๐Ÿค” What do YOU think about adoption? ๐Ÿ—ฃ I talk about my adoption story on this weekโ€™s vlog. . โ›“Link In Bio https://youtu.be/NtuCWiCmUg4 . โBeing a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.โž ~ Robert A. Heinlien . . . . . #adoption  #adopted  #adoptionjourney  #adoptionislove  #adoptionrocks  #searchingforbirthmom  #adoptionsearch  #realparents  #infantadoption  #motherhood  #realmothers  #whatmakesamother  #utahadoption  #adoptionstory  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #RobertHHeinlein  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ˜ฒ ๐Ÿ• long weeks into my diet, I have finally passed the ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ pound mark. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป This is the ๐•—๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•ฅ week I have actually lost the expected ๐Ÿ pounds. ๐Ÿง Hallelooooooo! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป (Whereโ€™s the โ€œwhewโ€ emoji of a middle aged woman slumping back in her chair and sighing, whilst blowing her bangs up off her sweaty forehead? ๐Ÿ˜…)
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๐Ÿ—ฏ This morningโ€”just in the nick of timeโ€”I saw an inspiring post by @ryanc_fit that utterly describes my experience. He said:
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๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ Fat Loss - What Do You Control? ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿผ
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โšก๏ธ CANโ€™T CONTROL
How quickly you lose fat
Where you lose fat from
How quickly you lose inches
How quickly the scales move
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๐Ÿ”† DO CONTROL
Consistency with your diet
Consistency with your workouts
How you feel about your body
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๐Ÿ… On that second list, Iโ€™ve been utterly stellar at the top two. That bottom one is a long way off, butโ€ฆwellโ€ฆIโ€™ll still call two out of three a win. ๐Ÿ†
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๐Ÿฅ… What things IN your control are you focusing on this weekโ€”fitness related or otherwise?
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โš™๏ธŽ I use @myfitnesspal to track every morsel of my ๐Ÿฅ— food and my ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ workouts. Yes, itโ€™s annoying, but itโ€™s also very helpful. ๐Ÿณ
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#midlifefitness #midlifefitnesscrisis #midlifefitnessmastery #midlifefitnessjourney #fitnessgoals #womensfitness #midlifehealthandwellness #midlifehealthyliving #midlifedieting #midlifediet #fitnessover50 #fitnessoverfifty #lifelongfitness #over50fitness #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ˜ฒ ๐Ÿ• long weeks into my diet, I have finally passed the ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ pound mark. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป This is the ๐•—๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•ฅ week I have actually lost the expected ๐Ÿ pounds. ๐Ÿง Hallelooooooo! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป (Whereโ€™s the โ€œwhewโ€ emoji of a middle aged woman slumping back in her chair and sighing, whilst blowing her bangs up off her sweaty forehead? ๐Ÿ˜…) . ๐Ÿ—ฏ This morningโ€”just in the nick of timeโ€”I saw an inspiring post by @ryanc_fit that utterly describes my experience. He said: . ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿผ Fat Loss - What Do You Control? ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿผ . โšก๏ธ CANโ€™T CONTROL How quickly you lose fat Where you lose fat from How quickly you lose inches How quickly the scales move . ๐Ÿ”† DO CONTROL Consistency with your diet Consistency with your workouts How you feel about your body . ๐Ÿ… On that second list, Iโ€™ve been utterly stellar at the top two. That bottom one is a long way off, butโ€ฆwellโ€ฆIโ€™ll still call two out of three a win. ๐Ÿ† . ๐Ÿฅ… What things IN your control are you focusing on this weekโ€”fitness related or otherwise? . โš™๏ธŽ I use @myfitnesspal to track every morsel of my ๐Ÿฅ— food and my ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ workouts. Yes, itโ€™s annoying, but itโ€™s also very helpful. ๐Ÿณ . . . . . #midlifefitness  #midlifefitnesscrisis  #midlifefitnessmastery  #midlifefitnessjourney  #fitnessgoals  #womensfitness  #midlifehealthandwellness  #midlifehealthyliving  #midlifedieting  #midlifediet  #fitnessover50  #fitnessoverfifty  #lifelongfitness  #over50fitness  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Can little hurdles ruin your entire day? Imperfection is PREDICTABLE. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ We should be ๐Ÿ˜ฏ surprised if everything DOES go as planned, not lose our ๐Ÿช cookies when it doesnโ€™t.
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โœ“ Make it part of the PLAN to allow for extra โŒš๏ธ time, covering a ๐Ÿ˜ด slacker, accommodating โ›ˆ weather, looking for last-minute ๐Ÿ‘€ solutions, and all the rest. Itโ€™s just part of life. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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๐Ÿค” How do you keep #perspective with day to day issues? ๐Ÿ“’ How do you #plan to avoid as much #frustration as possible?
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โWas it a bad day? Or was it a bad five minutes you milked all day?โž
~ Toby Mac
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #mood #badmood #goodmood #chooseyourmood #TobyMac #badday #goodday #choosejoy #getoverit #moveon #noexcuses #planningaddict #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Can little hurdles ruin your entire day? Imperfection is PREDICTABLE. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ We should be ๐Ÿ˜ฏ surprised if everything DOES go as planned, not lose our ๐Ÿช cookies when it doesnโ€™t. . โœ“ Make it part of the PLAN to allow for extra โŒš๏ธ time, covering a ๐Ÿ˜ด slacker, accommodating โ›ˆ weather, looking for last-minute ๐Ÿ‘€ solutions, and all the rest. Itโ€™s just part of life. ๐Ÿ˜Ž . ๐Ÿค” How do you keep #perspective  with day to day issues? ๐Ÿ“’ How do you #plan  to avoid as much #frustration  as possible? . โWas it a bad day? Or was it a bad five minutes you milked all day?โž ~ Toby Mac . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #mood  #badmood  #goodmood  #chooseyourmood  #TobyMac  #badday  #goodday  #choosejoy  #getoverit  #moveon  #noexcuses  #planningaddict  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
โฐ How long can you wait? One of the downsides of all these accumulated years of wisdom ๐Ÿ˜ is that we donโ€™t have ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฌ years ahead of us. ๐Ÿ˜ข If that creates some urgency to progress, Iโ€™ll take that as a positive thing! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ No more procrastinating. ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ No more excuses. ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ No more waiting for the perfect moment or circumstances. ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Just get up, step out, and take action. That is the only thing that ever really works. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ
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๐Ÿ—ฏ What is your big dream? What are you doing about it? โœ…
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โLet today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life. Let it be the day you act upon it.โž
~ Steve Maraboli
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#dreambig #takeaction #notimetowaste #dontwait #livelifenow #actonyourdreams #actonyourdreamstoday #stopwaiting #stopwaitingstartdoing #createyourdreamlife #createyourdream #createyourdestiny #notimetolose #lifeisshort #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
โฐ How long can you wait? One of the downsides of all these accumulated years of wisdom ๐Ÿ˜ is that we donโ€™t have ๐Ÿด๐Ÿฌ years ahead of us. ๐Ÿ˜ข If that creates some urgency to progress, Iโ€™ll take that as a positive thing! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป . ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ No more procrastinating. ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ No more excuses. ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿฟโ€โ™€๏ธ No more waiting for the perfect moment or circumstances. ๐Ÿงš๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Just get up, step out, and take action. That is the only thing that ever really works. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿฝ . ๐Ÿ—ฏ What is your big dream? What are you doing about it? โœ… . โLet today be the day you love yourself enough to no longer just dream of a better life. Let it be the day you act upon it.โž ~ Steve Maraboli . . . . . #dreambig  #takeaction  #notimetowaste  #dontwait  #livelifenow  #actonyourdreams  #actonyourdreamstoday  #stopwaiting  #stopwaitingstartdoing  #createyourdreamlife  #createyourdream  #createyourdestiny  #notimetolose  #lifeisshort  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ’ญ Do you reminisce too much? ๐Ÿ•ฐ Do you live in the past? ๐Ÿ˜ถ I have this fantasy that my genius husband will invent a time traveler remote control clicker device. โš—๏ธ (To go along with the time stopper remote control clicker device.) With it, I can go back to any point I choose, keep all my knowledge, and have a great big do over. โœ”๏ธ
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Still waiting on that. ๐Ÿคช But until that happens, Iโ€™m really trying to focus on the #present. ๐ŸŽ While I want to retain the lessons Iโ€™ve learned from the #past and plan wisely for the #future, I donโ€™t want to dwell on them, I donโ€™t want to wish for my past live(s), get melancholy thinking about โ€œthe good old days,โ€ or get consumed by possible future problems. ๐Ÿ—ฏ I want to grab TODAYโ€”this momentโ€”and use the heck out of every second. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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๐Ÿ’ก Do you have any great quotes about living in the present moment? Iโ€™d love to hear more!
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โRemember then: There is only one time that is importantโ€”NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.โž
~ Leo Tolstoy
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#liveinthepresent #liveinthemoment #liveinthepresentmoment #enjoythepresent #learnfromthepast #planforthefuture #timetravel #doover #therearenotdoovers #livelifetothefullest #LeoTolstoy #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ’ญ Do you reminisce too much? ๐Ÿ•ฐ Do you live in the past? ๐Ÿ˜ถ I have this fantasy that my genius husband will invent a time traveler remote control clicker device. โš—๏ธ (To go along with the time stopper remote control clicker device.) With it, I can go back to any point I choose, keep all my knowledge, and have a great big do over. โœ”๏ธ . ๐Ÿ˜‘ . Still waiting on that. ๐Ÿคช But until that happens, Iโ€™m really trying to focus on the #present . ๐ŸŽ While I want to retain the lessons Iโ€™ve learned from the #past  and plan wisely for the #future , I donโ€™t want to dwell on them, I donโ€™t want to wish for my past live(s), get melancholy thinking about โ€œthe good old days,โ€ or get consumed by possible future problems. ๐Ÿ—ฏ I want to grab TODAYโ€”this momentโ€”and use the heck out of every second. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ . ๐Ÿ’ก Do you have any great quotes about living in the present moment? Iโ€™d love to hear more! . โRemember then: There is only one time that is importantโ€”NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.โž ~ Leo Tolstoy . . . . . #liveinthepresent  #liveinthemoment  #liveinthepresentmoment  #enjoythepresent  #learnfromthepast  #planforthefuture  #timetravel  #doover  #therearenotdoovers  #livelifetothefullest  #LeoTolstoy  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
โœ๏ธ Are your #goals written down? ๐Ÿ–‹ If not, keep reading! ๐Ÿ“–
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๐Ÿง  Neuroscience research shows that writing down goals helps in ๐Ÿ ways. First, you have stored the info in an easy to access format and can review it any time you like. ๐Ÿ‘€ Second, writing tells our brains that the information is more important and needs to be encoded longer term. ๐Ÿ’ญ
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โœ‹๐Ÿผ Stop wishing and dreaming and start WRITING! โœ๐Ÿผ Itโ€™s a great first step to reaching your biggest goals. ๐Ÿ†
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๐Ÿ“ Whatโ€™s your favorite place to write down your goals?
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โSomething magical happens when you write down your goals. It changes the way you see your situation.โž
~ Dave Ramsey
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#goalsetter #goalsetting #goalquotes #DaveRamsey #goalsmashing #goalsgoalsgoals #writedownyourgoals #writedowngoals #writedownyourdreams #writedownyourthoughts #writedownyourvision #writedownyourideas #writedownyourplans #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
โœ๏ธ Are your #goals  written down? ๐Ÿ–‹ If not, keep reading! ๐Ÿ“– . ๐Ÿง  Neuroscience research shows that writing down goals helps in ๐Ÿ ways. First, you have stored the info in an easy to access format and can review it any time you like. ๐Ÿ‘€ Second, writing tells our brains that the information is more important and needs to be encoded longer term. ๐Ÿ’ญ . โœ‹๐Ÿผ Stop wishing and dreaming and start WRITING! โœ๐Ÿผ Itโ€™s a great first step to reaching your biggest goals. ๐Ÿ† . ๐Ÿ“ Whatโ€™s your favorite place to write down your goals? . โSomething magical happens when you write down your goals. It changes the way you see your situation.โž ~ Dave Ramsey . . . . . #goalsetter  #goalsetting  #goalquotes  #DaveRamsey  #goalsmashing  #goalsgoalsgoals  #writedownyourgoals  #writedowngoals  #writedownyourdreams  #writedownyourthoughts  #writedownyourvision  #writedownyourideas  #writedownyourplans  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐ŸŽจ Need a creative space? ๐Ÿก Watch the junked up spare bedroom transform into a vlogging and audition studio in the latest YouTube video! Fun project with a functional outcome. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ง
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๐Ÿ“‹ Are you great at decorating and home design? It is not my forte! But I had fun getting this room ready for the ๐ŸŽ™ vlogging and podcasting that are coming to the Midlife Credo channels. Keep your eyes peeled! ๐Ÿ‘€
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The room also serves as a perfect ๐Ÿ“น self-tape audition space for my daughter who works full-time in film. ๐ŸŽฌ AND as a spare bedroom, when needed. Multi-function!
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๐Ÿ›‹ Have you repurposed any rooms in your home? How did you do it?
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โ›“Link In Bio
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#easyvloggingsetup #easyvlogsetup #youtubesetdesign #talkinghead #talkingheadvideos #youtuber #vlogger #vlogging #roommakeover #homestudio #creativespace #videomakers #podcast #roomdesign #sparebedroom #sparebedroommakeover #sparebedroomstudio #credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #over40 #over50 #over60 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐ŸŽจ Need a creative space? ๐Ÿก Watch the junked up spare bedroom transform into a vlogging and audition studio in the latest YouTube video! Fun project with a functional outcome. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ”ง . ๐Ÿ“‹ Are you great at decorating and home design? It is not my forte! But I had fun getting this room ready for the ๐ŸŽ™ vlogging and podcasting that are coming to the Midlife Credo channels. Keep your eyes peeled! ๐Ÿ‘€ . The room also serves as a perfect ๐Ÿ“น self-tape audition space for my daughter who works full-time in film. ๐ŸŽฌ AND as a spare bedroom, when needed. Multi-function! . ๐Ÿ›‹ Have you repurposed any rooms in your home? How did you do it? . โ›“Link In Bio https://youtu.be/NtuCWiCmUg4 . . . . . #easyvloggingsetup  #easyvlogsetup  #youtubesetdesign  #talkinghead  #talkingheadvideos  #youtuber  #vlogger  #vlogging  #roommakeover  #homestudio  #creativespace  #videomakers  #podcast  #roomdesign  #sparebedroom  #sparebedroommakeover  #sparebedroomstudio  #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #over40  #over50  #over60  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ Who is to #blame? โ“ You donโ€™t have the life you want. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ  You havenโ€™t achieved your dreams. ๐Ÿ˜– This isnโ€™t the way it was supposed to be. ๐Ÿ˜ซ
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โŒš๏ธ How much time do you spend figuring out whoโ€™s #fault it is that you donโ€™t have what you want versus how much time you spend #creating the life you want. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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๐Ÿ’ก You #choose what you do. ๐Ÿ›‘ Full stop. So get up and go get it. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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โYou canโ€™t control how you fee. But you can always control how you act.โž
~ Mel Robbins
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #youchooseyourlife #responsibility #personalresponsibility #makeyourlifeamazing #youchoose #yourlife #yourdecisions #yourchoices #MelRobbins #takecontrol #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ Who is to #blame ? โ“ You donโ€™t have the life you want. ๐Ÿ˜ฃ You havenโ€™t achieved your dreams. ๐Ÿ˜– This isnโ€™t the way it was supposed to be. ๐Ÿ˜ซ . โŒš๏ธ How much time do you spend figuring out whoโ€™s #fault  it is that you donโ€™t have what you want versus how much time you spend #creating  the life you want. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ . ๐Ÿ’ก You #choose  what you do. ๐Ÿ›‘ Full stop. So get up and go get it. ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ . โYou canโ€™t control how you fee. But you can always control how you act.โž ~ Mel Robbins . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #youchooseyourlife  #responsibility  #personalresponsibility  #makeyourlifeamazing  #youchoose  #yourlife  #yourdecisions  #yourchoices  #MelRobbins  #takecontrol  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ˜Ÿ Is your life a failure? No matter how this day (or week or monthโ€ฆ) has been, the truth is, ๐Ÿ˜Š probably not. If youโ€™re still breathing, you CAN find a valuable purpose. ๐Ÿ—ฃ Easy to say? Maybe. But not that hard to do.
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๐Ÿ“ฐ Today a man posted on social media that he was incredibly depressed. In the details he revealed that every yearโ€”right around the time of his motherโ€™s deathโšฑ๏ธโ€”he feels very sad. Of course thatโ€™s difficult, but is it depression or is it normal? Is it something to avoid at all costs or is it an inevitable part of having people in our lives whom we love? ๐Ÿ’ž
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๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ Iโ€™m no psychologist, but it seems our natural aversion to discomfort and pain is so strong that sometimes we feel better if we label it ๐Ÿ’Š  in a way that takes it out of our โ€œcircle of influenceโ€ (as Covey would say). But life includes a lot of opposition ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿฝ, happiness and sadness, excitement and boredom, love and apathy, rest and motion. Without those opposites, we would have NO WAY to recognize either state! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ How much would we miss?
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If you #struggle in life, you are #NORMAL! ๐Ÿพ Congratulations! Welcome to the family of humans! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ There is no need to make that struggle more significant than it is or to make it the defining feature of your life. Itโ€™s just a piece of EVERY life. ๐Ÿ–ผ
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๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Embrace the struggle, learn from the struggle, and move on. ๐Ÿ›ฃ
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โJust because youโ€™re struggling, doesnโ€™t mean youโ€™re failing.โž
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #depression #sadness #thestruggleisreal #notfailing #notfailingatlife #struggleisreal #struggles #video #instavideo #motivationalvideos #motivation #dontgiveup #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ˜Ÿ Is your life a failure? No matter how this day (or week or monthโ€ฆ) has been, the truth is, ๐Ÿ˜Š probably not. If youโ€™re still breathing, you CAN find a valuable purpose. ๐Ÿ—ฃ Easy to say? Maybe. But not that hard to do. . ๐Ÿ“ฐ Today a man posted on social media that he was incredibly depressed. In the details he revealed that every yearโ€”right around the time of his motherโ€™s deathโšฑ๏ธโ€”he feels very sad. Of course thatโ€™s difficult, but is it depression or is it normal? Is it something to avoid at all costs or is it an inevitable part of having people in our lives whom we love? ๐Ÿ’ž . ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ Iโ€™m no psychologist, but it seems our natural aversion to discomfort and pain is so strong that sometimes we feel better if we label it ๐Ÿ’Š in a way that takes it out of our โ€œcircle of influenceโ€ (as Covey would say). But life includes a lot of opposition ๐Ÿคœ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค›๐Ÿฝ, happiness and sadness, excitement and boredom, love and apathy, rest and motion. Without those opposites, we would have NO WAY to recognize either state! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ How much would we miss? . If you #struggle  in life, you are #NORMAL ! ๐Ÿพ Congratulations! Welcome to the family of humans! ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ There is no need to make that struggle more significant than it is or to make it the defining feature of your life. Itโ€™s just a piece of EVERY life. ๐Ÿ–ผ . ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Embrace the struggle, learn from the struggle, and move on. ๐Ÿ›ฃ . โJust because youโ€™re struggling, doesnโ€™t mean youโ€™re failing.โž . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #depression  #sadness  #thestruggleisreal  #notfailing  #notfailingatlife  #struggleisreal  #struggles  #video  #instavideo  #motivationalvideos  #motivation  #dontgiveup  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿฉ Do you deserve an #indulgence? ๐Ÿฟ If you think you earned the right (because of your hard work? your diligence? surviving the week?) to do something that takes you AWAY from your stated goals, really means your goals are not what you say they are. ๐Ÿค”
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If you CHOOSE to eat that ๐Ÿจ ice cream after a long week, you have proven that ice cream is more important to you than getting fit. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ That isnโ€™t a judgment call, itโ€™s just a fact. We DO what we really WANT to do. โœ…
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๐Ÿ’ก Choices become habits. Habits become lifestyle. Lifestyle is dictated by the things we actually DO every dayโ€ฆnot by the things we SAY. ๐Ÿ—ฃ (Talk it cheap. ๐Ÿฃ)
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๐Ÿ—“ TODAY you can make choices that move you โžก๏ธ TOWARD your goals. Do you want to be happier, healthier, wealthier, kinder? ๐Ÿ’– What do you WANT? What are you going to DO about it? ๐Ÿ˜„ Why not INDULGE in the lifestyle of your dreams? โ˜๏ธ
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โJunk food youโ€™ve craved for an hour or the body youโ€™ve craved for a lifetime? Your decision!โž
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P.S. Check out my daughter and son-in-law on @packerfitness for some serious fitness and science motivation. Iโ€™m down 6.6 pounds and counting. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #junkfood #junkfoodjunkie #indulgence #dreamlife #health #fitness #healthychoices #healthychoicesmatter #goals #reachyourgoals #fitnessgoals #habits #goodhabits #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿฉ Do you deserve an #indulgence ? ๐Ÿฟ If you think you earned the right (because of your hard work? your diligence? surviving the week?) to do something that takes you AWAY from your stated goals, really means your goals are not what you say they are. ๐Ÿค” . If you CHOOSE to eat that ๐Ÿจ ice cream after a long week, you have proven that ice cream is more important to you than getting fit. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ That isnโ€™t a judgment call, itโ€™s just a fact. We DO what we really WANT to do. โœ… . ๐Ÿ’ก Choices become habits. Habits become lifestyle. Lifestyle is dictated by the things we actually DO every dayโ€ฆnot by the things we SAY. ๐Ÿ—ฃ (Talk it cheap. ๐Ÿฃ) . ๐Ÿ—“ TODAY you can make choices that move you โžก๏ธ TOWARD your goals. Do you want to be happier, healthier, wealthier, kinder? ๐Ÿ’– What do you WANT? What are you going to DO about it? ๐Ÿ˜„ Why not INDULGE in the lifestyle of your dreams? โ˜๏ธ . โJunk food youโ€™ve craved for an hour or the body youโ€™ve craved for a lifetime? Your decision!โž . P.S. Check out my daughter and son-in-law on @packerfitness for some serious fitness and science motivation. Iโ€™m down 6.6 pounds and counting. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #junkfood  #junkfoodjunkie  #indulgence  #dreamlife  #health  #fitness  #healthychoices  #healthychoicesmatter  #goals  #reachyourgoals  #fitnessgoals  #habits  #goodhabits  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐ŸŽ‚ Happy birthday, to the love of my life. ๐Ÿ’– When I was โทโถ I married this man and โ“ทโ“ท years later I cannot imagine life without him. He is my #soulmate and my #teammate.
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๐Ÿ“ธ Why this picture? Today is the Fathers and Sons Campout. ๐Ÿ• Even though itโ€™s his birthday and we would typically be ๐ŸŽˆ pampering him, ๐Ÿฑ taking him out, and ๐ŸŽ giving him gifts, he wouldnโ€™t miss this event with his boys.
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That is so typical of him. @samuelmcarthursmith is a reserved, focused, genius of a man. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป He is utterly loyal and dedicated to his family. ๐ŸŽ– Everything he has done for the past many decades has been for me and our children. Everything. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
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๐Ÿ˜ Sam ๐Ÿ˜ is such a blessing in my life. Iโ€™m forever grateful that we found each other and have been able to spend our lives together. ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿฝ Hereโ€™s to many more birthdays, babe! ๐Ÿ’‘
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #happybirthday #birthdayboy #birthdayhusband #manoftheyear #besthusband #husband #husbandbirthday #husbandgoals #lovehim #husbandlove #loyal #true #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐ŸŽ‚ Happy birthday, to the love of my life. ๐Ÿ’– When I was โทโถ I married this man and โ“ทโ“ท years later I cannot imagine life without him. He is my #soulmate  and my #teammate . . ๐Ÿ“ธ Why this picture? Today is the Fathers and Sons Campout. ๐Ÿ• Even though itโ€™s his birthday and we would typically be ๐ŸŽˆ pampering him, ๐Ÿฑ taking him out, and ๐ŸŽ giving him gifts, he wouldnโ€™t miss this event with his boys. . That is so typical of him. @samuelmcarthursmith is a reserved, focused, genius of a man. ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€๐Ÿ’ป He is utterly loyal and dedicated to his family. ๐ŸŽ– Everything he has done for the past many decades has been for me and our children. Everything. ๐Ÿ’ฏ . ๐Ÿ˜ Sam ๐Ÿ˜ is such a blessing in my life. Iโ€™m forever grateful that we found each other and have been able to spend our lives together. ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿฝ Hereโ€™s to many more birthdays, babe! ๐Ÿ’‘ . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #happybirthday  #birthdayboy  #birthdayhusband  #manoftheyear  #besthusband  #husband  #husbandbirthday  #husbandgoals  #lovehim  #husbandlove  #loyal  #true  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ’ฃ Is this #controversial? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Honestly I donโ€™t know! I only need to wait โฒ until I am 60 and my dreams of being a famous ๐ŸŽญ actress will come true! Iโ€™ll audition for a period pieceโ€”like any British tellyโฃ๏ธโ€”and be the ONLY woman to show up with a real face! ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Just read an article about a โ€œ52-year-old motherโ€ฆwho has spent $147k to look like a 30-year-old.โ€ Exceptโ€ฆshe doesnโ€™t look 30. ๐Ÿ˜ณ She looks like a 52-year-old after a boatload of surgery. ๐Ÿค• And after all that, most of her photos are blurry and doctored with the smoove tool. ๐Ÿ™„ Why?
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๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป What is it about โ€œlooking youngโ€โ€”even if we really donโ€™tโ€”that is so appealing? Truth, if you gave me a safe pill ๐Ÿ’Š that would undo my aging, I would take it. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I hardly recognize my own face anymore ๐Ÿ‘€ and that bugs me. I donโ€™t WANT to look like an old lady ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป or (more to the point) be treated like an old lady. ๐Ÿ˜”
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But when I see all the womenโ€”with a GREAT deal of money ๐Ÿ’ตโ€”with the super stretched, distorted, pinchy face, Iโ€™m kind of baffled. ๐Ÿคจ It seems that we, as a culture, are beginning to prefer an unrecognizably alien ๐Ÿ‘ฝ look to a naturally aged, real woman. ๐Ÿ˜ข (And this has touched men a bit, as well.)
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๐Ÿ˜Š While I AM on the quest for a #MidlifeTransitionโ€”and some of that is about my appearance ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ โ€”I donโ€™t expect to go under the ๐Ÿ”ช knife or ๐Ÿ’‰ needle. I want to be my best self ๐Ÿ˜, but not with risky procedures and substances. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ
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๐Ÿค” Am I the only one?
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โWhen I say Iโ€™m getting some work done I never mean plastic surgery.โž
~ Alison Moore Smith
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #plasticsurgery #naturalaging #healthyaging #nosmoovefaces #noplasticsurgery #nobotox #nojuvederm #noneedles #nosurgery #wrinklesaresexy #wrinklesarebeautiful #aginggracefully #aging #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ’ฃ Is this #controversial ? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Honestly I donโ€™t know! I only need to wait โฒ until I am 60 and my dreams of being a famous ๐ŸŽญ actress will come true! Iโ€™ll audition for a period pieceโ€”like any British tellyโฃ๏ธโ€”and be the ONLY woman to show up with a real face! ๐Ÿ‘ฑ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ . Just read an article about a โ€œ52-year-old motherโ€ฆwho has spent $147k to look like a 30-year-old.โ€ Exceptโ€ฆshe doesnโ€™t look 30. ๐Ÿ˜ณ She looks like a 52-year-old after a boatload of surgery. ๐Ÿค• And after all that, most of her photos are blurry and doctored with the smoove tool. ๐Ÿ™„ Why? . ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป What is it about โ€œlooking youngโ€โ€”even if we really donโ€™tโ€”that is so appealing? Truth, if you gave me a safe pill ๐Ÿ’Š that would undo my aging, I would take it. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I hardly recognize my own face anymore ๐Ÿ‘€ and that bugs me. I donโ€™t WANT to look like an old lady ๐Ÿง“๐Ÿป or (more to the point) be treated like an old lady. ๐Ÿ˜” . But when I see all the womenโ€”with a GREAT deal of money ๐Ÿ’ตโ€”with the super stretched, distorted, pinchy face, Iโ€™m kind of baffled. ๐Ÿคจ It seems that we, as a culture, are beginning to prefer an unrecognizably alien ๐Ÿ‘ฝ look to a naturally aged, real woman. ๐Ÿ˜ข (And this has touched men a bit, as well.) . ๐Ÿ˜Š While I AM on the quest for a #MidlifeTransition โ€”and some of that is about my appearance ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ โ€”I donโ€™t expect to go under the ๐Ÿ”ช knife or ๐Ÿ’‰ needle. I want to be my best self ๐Ÿ˜, but not with risky procedures and substances. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ . ๐Ÿค” Am I the only one? . โWhen I say Iโ€™m getting some work done I never mean plastic surgery.โž ~ Alison Moore Smith . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #plasticsurgery  #naturalaging  #healthyaging  #nosmoovefaces  #noplasticsurgery  #nobotox  #nojuvederm  #noneedles  #nosurgery  #wrinklesaresexy  #wrinklesarebeautiful  #aginggracefully  #aging  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ What midlife challenges have you conquered? ๐Ÿ˜ซ What are you still struggling with?
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๐Ÿ“บ The Midlife Credo YouTube channel launched this morning. ๐Ÿ˜ฐ And it is terrifying to me! For years Iโ€™ve helped my daughter and later my sons with video content. But being ๐ŸŽฌ behind the scenes and โŒจ๏ธ behind the keyboard are far more comfortable spaces.
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Itโ€™s NO ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ coincidence that this account started nearly a month ago and the only photos Iโ€™ve posted of myself were from decades ago. ๐Ÿ˜… And it took all the courage I could muster to post a couple of (temporary!) stories with my face in them last weekend. ๐Ÿ™ˆ
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๐Ÿ˜‘ Then I realized how invisible so many middle aged women have becomeโ€”myself includedโ€”and decided that I canโ€™t expect someone else (least of all Hollywood ๐Ÿ™„) to see us as valuable contributions to society, if Iโ€™m not even willing to be seen myself. ๐Ÿคจ
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Soโ€ฆIโ€™m putting it all out there. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ We start today with Midlife Crisis Success Stories for Women. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ I invite you to JOIN me on a journey to create your OWN success story. ๐Ÿ—บ I invite you to subscribe and share your expertise AND your trials.
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We are creating a community of people to work through midlife challenges in the best possible way. โ˜€๏ธ If youโ€™re determined to make the second half the BETTER half, join us on the journey. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ
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โฃ๏ธ Link in the bio!
https://youtu.be/ZM_OYbfXo78
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlife #midlifecrisis #midlifeyoutube #midlifecredoyoutube #credosyoutube #youtube #youtubers #youtuber #successstories #success #women #midlifewomen #community #communityofwomen #wereinthistogether #wevegotthis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ What midlife challenges have you conquered? ๐Ÿ˜ซ What are you still struggling with? . ๐Ÿ“บ The Midlife Credo YouTube channel launched this morning. ๐Ÿ˜ฐ And it is terrifying to me! For years Iโ€™ve helped my daughter and later my sons with video content. But being ๐ŸŽฌ behind the scenes and โŒจ๏ธ behind the keyboard are far more comfortable spaces. . Itโ€™s NO ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ coincidence that this account started nearly a month ago and the only photos Iโ€™ve posted of myself were from decades ago. ๐Ÿ˜… And it took all the courage I could muster to post a couple of (temporary!) stories with my face in them last weekend. ๐Ÿ™ˆ . ๐Ÿ˜‘ Then I realized how invisible so many middle aged women have becomeโ€”myself includedโ€”and decided that I canโ€™t expect someone else (least of all Hollywood ๐Ÿ™„) to see us as valuable contributions to society, if Iโ€™m not even willing to be seen myself. ๐Ÿคจ . Soโ€ฆIโ€™m putting it all out there. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ We start today with Midlife Crisis Success Stories for Women. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ I invite you to JOIN me on a journey to create your OWN success story. ๐Ÿ—บ I invite you to subscribe and share your expertise AND your trials. . We are creating a community of people to work through midlife challenges in the best possible way. โ˜€๏ธ If youโ€™re determined to make the second half the BETTER half, join us on the journey. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ . โฃ๏ธ Link in the bio! https://youtu.be/ZM_OYbfXo78 . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlife  #midlifecrisis  #midlifeyoutube  #midlifecredoyoutube  #credosyoutube  #youtube  #youtubers  #youtuber  #successstories  #success  #women  #midlifewomen  #community  #communityofwomen  #wereinthistogether  #wevegotthis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿง“๐Ÿผ Are you old yet? Yesterday I was searching the web ๐Ÿ–ฅ for #midlife issues. Apparently a popular search phrase is, โ€œIs 30 midlife?โ€ ๐Ÿคฃ I nearly fell off my chair. ๐Ÿคญ I mean, what fool thinks 30 is on the downhill side of life? (Maybe a 25 year old? ๐Ÿ˜‚)
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And yet, I look back at pictures ๐Ÿ“ท of my younger self when I didnโ€™t think I was young enough or skinny enough or X enough. ๐Ÿ˜ค And, wow, I wish I was ONLY as young and skinny and X as I used to be!
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Itโ€™s all relative, right? ๐Ÿ“ Take advantage of today. Youโ€™ll never be this young (or old!) again. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ So what does it matter how it compares to someone else or another version of yourself? Just embrace it, live it, love it. ๐Ÿ’–
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๐ŸŒผ Go choose to have an amazing day! โ˜€๏ธ
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โKeep calm and be crazy, laugh, love, and live it up because this is the oldest youโ€™ve ever been and the youngest youโ€™ll ever be again.โž
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๐Ÿง“๐Ÿผ Are you old yet? Yesterday I was searching the web ๐Ÿ–ฅ for #midlife  issues. Apparently a popular search phrase is, โ€œIs 30 midlife?โ€ ๐Ÿคฃ I nearly fell off my chair. ๐Ÿคญ I mean, what fool thinks 30 is on the downhill side of life? (Maybe a 25 year old? ๐Ÿ˜‚) . And yet, I look back at pictures ๐Ÿ“ท of my younger self when I didnโ€™t think I was young enough or skinny enough or X enough. ๐Ÿ˜ค And, wow, I wish I was ONLY as young and skinny and X as I used to be! . Itโ€™s all relative, right? ๐Ÿ“ Take advantage of today. Youโ€™ll never be this young (or old!) again. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ So what does it matter how it compares to someone else or another version of yourself? Just embrace it, live it, love it. ๐Ÿ’– . ๐ŸŒผ Go choose to have an amazing day! โ˜€๏ธ . โKeep calm and be crazy, laugh, love, and live it up because this is the oldest youโ€™ve ever been and the youngest youโ€™ll ever be again.โž . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #embracetoday  #maketodaygreat  #choose  #choosejoy  #choosehappiness  #choosetohaveagreatday  #choosetohaveagoodday  #chooselove  #old  #young  #ageisrelative  #ageisjustanumber  #haveanamazingday  #lifeisamazing  #loveyourlife  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐ŸŽ‰ Happy anniversary to the love of my life! ๐Ÿ’– โ“ทโ“ท years today with many more to come. โ˜€๏ธ
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โ„๏ธ On February 9, 1985, Sam and I went on our first date. We met in college ๐ŸŽ“ and had known each other for almost a year, but never quite got it together. (He had called my apartment three times the summer before, but my roommate never gave me the message. ๐Ÿ˜–)
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6๏ธโƒฃ months later, to the day, we got married in the Salt Lake Temple. ๐Ÿ’’ It was an absolutely perfect day. ๐Ÿ’
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๐Ÿ—“ All these years and six children laterโ€”with 13 moves, myriad career shifts, unexpected situations, and all that life throws at youโ€”we are more in love than we have ever been. ๐Ÿ’—  I know part of that is work and part is luck. ๐Ÿ€ But I am so, so grateful to go through all this with @samuelmcarthursmith by my side. ๐Ÿ’ž He is my partner and soul mate.
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๐Ÿ’ True love is the most amazing thing in the world. ๐Ÿ’‘
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๐ŸŽ‰ Happy anniversary to the love of my life! ๐Ÿ’– โ“ทโ“ท years today with many more to come. โ˜€๏ธ . โ„๏ธ On February 9, 1985, Sam and I went on our first date. We met in college ๐ŸŽ“ and had known each other for almost a year, but never quite got it together. (He had called my apartment three times the summer before, but my roommate never gave me the message. ๐Ÿ˜–) . 6๏ธโƒฃ months later, to the day, we got married in the Salt Lake Temple. ๐Ÿ’’ It was an absolutely perfect day. ๐Ÿ’ . ๐Ÿ—“ All these years and six children laterโ€”with 13 moves, myriad career shifts, unexpected situations, and all that life throws at youโ€”we are more in love than we have ever been. ๐Ÿ’— I know part of that is work and part is luck. ๐Ÿ€ But I am so, so grateful to go through all this with @samuelmcarthursmith by my side. ๐Ÿ’ž He is my partner and soul mate. . ๐Ÿ’ True love is the most amazing thing in the world. ๐Ÿ’‘ . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #anniversary  #happypanniversary  #teamsmith  #lovehim  #growingoldwithyou  #33years  #1985  #wedding  #marriage  #1985weddings  #blessed  #noreallytho  #templemarriage  #ldscouples  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿผ Love. ๐Ÿ’ž 33 years with the most loyal, deeply good man I know. He is thoughtful and constant. He never says anything he doesnโ€™t truly believe. He is a true genius and we can talkโ€”about anythingโ€”for hours and hours. And he married the original โ€œwild child.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚
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๐Ÿ˜˜ There is nothing in my life that has been a greater #blessing than finding this man to spend forever with. No one could be a more perfect partner and father to our six amazing kids. He is my best friend, my team, my lover, my world. ๐ŸŒŽ @samuelmcarthursmith is my one and only. ๐Ÿ’–
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Young love is romanticized and celebrated. ๐Ÿ“ฃ And it should be! But nothing is as beautiful as growing old with the person you adore. ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป
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โ“ทโ“ท an eternity to go, babe. ๐Ÿ’˜
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โBrave is the man who loves a wild woman.โž
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #anniversary #happypanniversary #teamsmith #lovehim #growingoldwithyou #33years #1985 #wedding #marriage #1985weddings #blessed #noreallytho #templemarriage #ldscouples #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿผ Love. ๐Ÿ’ž 33 years with the most loyal, deeply good man I know. He is thoughtful and constant. He never says anything he doesnโ€™t truly believe. He is a true genius and we can talkโ€”about anythingโ€”for hours and hours. And he married the original โ€œwild child.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚ . ๐Ÿ˜˜ There is nothing in my life that has been a greater #blessing  than finding this man to spend forever with. No one could be a more perfect partner and father to our six amazing kids. He is my best friend, my team, my lover, my world. ๐ŸŒŽ @samuelmcarthursmith is my one and only. ๐Ÿ’– . Young love is romanticized and celebrated. ๐Ÿ“ฃ And it should be! But nothing is as beautiful as growing old with the person you adore. ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿป . โ“ทโ“ท an eternity to go, babe. ๐Ÿ’˜ . โBrave is the man who loves a wild woman.โž . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #anniversary  #happypanniversary  #teamsmith  #lovehim  #growingoldwithyou  #33years  #1985  #wedding  #marriage  #1985weddings  #blessed  #noreallytho  #templemarriage  #ldscouples  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐ŸŒ… What inspires you RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE? ๐Ÿœ The other day someone told me there was nothing beautiful where they lived. ๐Ÿค” I cannot imagine that! I have never been anywhere that wasnโ€™t awesome in its own way.
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I live right at the base of one of the most gorgeous #mountains Iโ€™ve ever seen, โ›ฐ Mount Timpanogos. I can see it out my window. ๐Ÿก I see it every day. The majority of my life, I have lived close enough to see it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Itโ€™s so easy to become blind to the beauty that is common to us. But then someone comes to visit from out of town and they rave about the mountains. ๐Ÿ˜ฏAnd I remember to look and be in awe.
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There are many things in our lives like that. ๐Ÿ’‘ Nature, friends, family, health, comfort. We forget about them until we are reminded how amazing and precious they are. ๐Ÿ”† My true hope is that I keep reminding myself about those things, no matter how common they are. ๐ŸŽ‰
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๐Ÿ’ Share something in your life every day that is truly amazing! ๐Ÿ’ž
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #delicatearch #utahnature #utah #delicatearchtrail #appreciation #noticethegoodstuff #noticethegood #donttakeitforgranted #lifeisshort #enjoythegood #lifeisshortenjoyit #timpanogos #mounttimpanogos #mttimpanogos #timp #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50
๐ŸŒ… What inspires you RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE? ๐Ÿœ The other day someone told me there was nothing beautiful where they lived. ๐Ÿค” I cannot imagine that! I have never been anywhere that wasnโ€™t awesome in its own way. . I live right at the base of one of the most gorgeous #mountains  Iโ€™ve ever seen, โ›ฐ Mount Timpanogos. I can see it out my window. ๐Ÿก I see it every day. The majority of my life, I have lived close enough to see it. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Itโ€™s so easy to become blind to the beauty that is common to us. But then someone comes to visit from out of town and they rave about the mountains. ๐Ÿ˜ฏAnd I remember to look and be in awe. . There are many things in our lives like that. ๐Ÿ’‘ Nature, friends, family, health, comfort. We forget about them until we are reminded how amazing and precious they are. ๐Ÿ”† My true hope is that I keep reminding myself about those things, no matter how common they are. ๐ŸŽ‰ . ๐Ÿ’ Share something in your life every day that is truly amazing! ๐Ÿ’ž . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #delicatearch  #utahnature  #utah  #delicatearchtrail  #appreciation  #noticethegoodstuff  #noticethegood  #donttakeitforgranted  #lifeisshort  #enjoythegood  #lifeisshortenjoyit  #timpanogos  #mounttimpanogos  #mttimpanogos  #timp  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
๐ŸŒง Had a rough day this week? ๐Ÿ˜ข Two dear friends have struggled terribly this week with difficult challenges. As much as #trials ARE part of life, they can seem completely #overwhelming. ๐Ÿ˜จ Been there.
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When youโ€™re in that dark hole ๐Ÿ•ณ TRY to remember that ๐Ÿ’ก TODAY is temporary. โณ Tomorrow really is a new day with new #possibilities. ๐ŸŒฆ
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โHaving a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? Thatโ€™s called purpose. Youโ€™re alive for a reason. Donโ€™t give up!โž
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #difficult #sad #depression #struggle #tomorrowisanewday #lookup #itsgonnabeok #newstart #dontgiveup #nevergiveup
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๐ŸŒง Had a rough day this week? ๐Ÿ˜ข Two dear friends have struggled terribly this week with difficult challenges. As much as #trials  ARE part of life, they can seem completely #overwhelming . ๐Ÿ˜จ Been there. . When youโ€™re in that dark hole ๐Ÿ•ณ TRY to remember that ๐Ÿ’ก TODAY is temporary. โณ Tomorrow really is a new day with new #possibilities . ๐ŸŒฆ . โHaving a rough morning? Place your hand over your heart. Feel that? Thatโ€™s called purpose. Youโ€™re alive for a reason. Donโ€™t give up!โž . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #difficult  #sad  #depression  #struggle  #tomorrowisanewday  #lookup  #itsgonnabeok  #newstart  #dontgiveup  #nevergiveup  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #youhavepurpose  #findyourpurpose  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50 
โฐ What are YOU waiting for? โŒš๏ธ
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There are so many ๐Ÿ’ก ideas I have put on the back burner, waiting for something in my life to change FIRST, so I would be โ€œreadyโ€ to take action. ๐Ÿ˜จ All #excuses. All #fear.
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Even something as mundane as starting this account ๐Ÿคจ filled me with doubts. Itโ€™s just soโ€ฆpublic. And Iโ€™ve been miles more comfortable (for a few decades now) being behind the scenes. I create ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป websites, edit footage, do technical work, even blog. And comfortably hide behind my computer, where I feel #bold and #confident. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ
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But Iโ€™m done hiding. โœ‹๐Ÿป At least in theory. ๐Ÿง Iโ€™m still stalling in the planning phase of launching #MidlifeCredo. A YouTube channel is in the works. Iโ€™ve got some AMAZING podcast guests lined up. Butโ€ฆIโ€™m pretty sure there are more logistics to work out. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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๐Ÿ›‘ How do YOU move #forward when feel #stuck? ๐Ÿ˜ถ
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#credos #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #doubt #midlifeproblems #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage #fabover50 #midlifejourney #waiting #waitingfor #waitingforchange #howtogetunstuck #lifechange #uglycry #behindthescenes
โฐ What are YOU waiting for? โŒš๏ธ . There are so many ๐Ÿ’ก ideas I have put on the back burner, waiting for something in my life to change FIRST, so I would be โ€œreadyโ€ to take action. ๐Ÿ˜จ All #excuses . All #fear . . Even something as mundane as starting this account ๐Ÿคจ filled me with doubts. Itโ€™s just soโ€ฆpublic. And Iโ€™ve been miles more comfortable (for a few decades now) being behind the scenes. I create ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป websites, edit footage, do technical work, even blog. And comfortably hide behind my computer, where I feel #bold  and #confident . ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ . But Iโ€™m done hiding. โœ‹๐Ÿป At least in theory. ๐Ÿง Iโ€™m still stalling in the planning phase of launching #MidlifeCredo . A YouTube channel is in the works. Iโ€™ve got some AMAZING podcast guests lined up. Butโ€ฆIโ€™m pretty sure there are more logistics to work out. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ . ๐Ÿ›‘ How do YOU move #forward  when feel #stuck ? ๐Ÿ˜ถ . . . . . #credos  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #doubt  #midlifeproblems  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  #fabover50  #midlifejourney  #waiting  #waitingfor  #waitingforchange  #howtogetunstuck  #lifechange  #uglycry  #behindthescenes 
๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Change is so hard. #MidlifeTransition hurts:
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๐Ÿ”ธ #Habits have been ingrained for DECADES. ๐Ÿ—“
๐Ÿ”ธ Body/mind/circumstances are less nimble.
๐Ÿ”ธ Running out of โฐ time.
๐Ÿ”ธ Add a big etcetera! .
Today as I left @vasafitness ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I stopped by the craft store to pick up a can of paint ๐ŸŽจ for my film set. (#YouTube coming! ๐ŸŽฅ Far scarier than #Insta!) There were โ“ตโ“น people in front of me in line (thanks, @joann_stores ๐Ÿ™„). With the latest @sunnylenarduzzi vid on my earbuds, I realized that every woman in front of meโ€ฆevery single oneโ€ฆwas a #pudgy #unkempt middle-aged woman. ๐Ÿ˜ข
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Just. Like. Me. ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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And I wondered how ๐Ÿค” we had all gotten so lost thatโ€”in spite of our best intentionsโ€”we HAD let ourselves go. ๐ŸŒฌ
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I realize how #judgy ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš–๏ธ that is. I donโ€™t know those women or their stories. But knowing the stories of a billion OTHER pudgy unkempt middle-aged women (just like me), I can make a pretty accurate guess for many of them. Many of US.
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๐Ÿ’ก Life happened. Kids happened. Careers happened. Illnesses happened. Struggles happenedโ€ฆevery day. And those things took time and their toll.
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I think people in first world countries ๐ŸŒŽ are far too involved with #selfcare โ€” no matter what they claim. I believe that OTHER esteem creates real SELF esteem as a byproduct. The kind that is far more lasting than getting more mani pedis ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿฝ and #RetailTherapy ๐Ÿ›.
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But #service is not mutually exclusive of self-improvement on a massive scale. โš–๏ธ And thatโ€™s what Iโ€™m looking for right now. Massive scale life change. ๐Ÿ’ฅ
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๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ There are so many reasons to stay in the #ComfortZone. But Iโ€™m so tired of it. Anyone else really want to kick this last half century to the curb? ๐Ÿฅ‹
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โYou can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot choose both.โž
~ Brene Brown
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #midlifemalaise #justlikeme #massivechange #selfimprovement #lifechange #fabover50 #goals #midlifegoals #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage
๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Change is so hard. #MidlifeTransition  hurts: . ๐Ÿ”ธ #Habits  have been ingrained for DECADES. ๐Ÿ—“ ๐Ÿ”ธ Body/mind/circumstances are less nimble. ๐Ÿ”ธ Running out of โฐ time. ๐Ÿ”ธ Add a big etcetera! . Today as I left @vasafitness ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I stopped by the craft store to pick up a can of paint ๐ŸŽจ for my film set. (#YouTube  coming! ๐ŸŽฅ Far scarier than #Insta !) There were โ“ตโ“น people in front of me in line (thanks, @joann_stores ๐Ÿ™„). With the latest @sunnylenarduzzi vid on my earbuds, I realized that every woman in front of meโ€ฆevery single oneโ€ฆwas a #pudgy  #unkempt  middle-aged woman. ๐Ÿ˜ข . Just. Like. Me. ๐Ÿ˜ญ . And I wondered how ๐Ÿค” we had all gotten so lost thatโ€”in spite of our best intentionsโ€”we HAD let ourselves go. ๐ŸŒฌ . I realize how #judgy  ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš–๏ธ that is. I donโ€™t know those women or their stories. But knowing the stories of a billion OTHER pudgy unkempt middle-aged women (just like me), I can make a pretty accurate guess for many of them. Many of US. . ๐Ÿ’ก Life happened. Kids happened. Careers happened. Illnesses happened. Struggles happenedโ€ฆevery day. And those things took time and their toll. . I think people in first world countries ๐ŸŒŽ are far too involved with #selfcare  โ€” no matter what they claim. I believe that OTHER esteem creates real SELF esteem as a byproduct. The kind that is far more lasting than getting more mani pedis ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿฝ and #RetailTherapy  ๐Ÿ›. . But #service  is not mutually exclusive of self-improvement on a massive scale. โš–๏ธ And thatโ€™s what Iโ€™m looking for right now. Massive scale life change. ๐Ÿ’ฅ . ๐Ÿงžโ€โ™€๏ธ There are so many reasons to stay in the #ComfortZone . But Iโ€™m so tired of it. Anyone else really want to kick this last half century to the curb? ๐Ÿฅ‹ . โYou can choose courage or you can choose comfort. You cannot choose both.โž ~ Brene Brown . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifemalaise  #justlikeme  #massivechange  #selfimprovement  #lifechange  #fabover50  #goals  #midlifegoals  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage 
๐Ÿง๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Any 70s kids here? Do you remember the popular poster that read: โ€œToday is the first day of the rest of your life!โ€? As a kids of about 7, I recall thinking it was, wellโ€ฆobvi. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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๐Ÿค“ Experience changes perspective. Today the thought of starting over and thinking we can โ€œPretend we're starting out in life...instead of ending upโ€ is more than attractive. (๐Ÿ’ฏ points for anyone who gets *that* movie reference! ๐ŸŽฅ)
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๐Ÿ˜Œ While we should learn from the past (lest we be โ€œdoomed to repeatโ€ the errors), dwelling in it helps no one. ๐Ÿข Slowly Iโ€™m leaning to HAPPILY remember the past while focusing forward with genuine enthusiasm. Itโ€™s a process for me. Iโ€™m not there yet.
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So, whatโ€™s happening for YOUR second ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ? ๐Ÿคฉ How do you look forward with positivity and excitement?
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โTomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.โž
~ Brad Paisley
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage
๐Ÿง๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Any 70s kids here? Do you remember the popular poster that read: โ€œToday is the first day of the rest of your life!โ€? As a kids of about 7, I recall thinking it was, wellโ€ฆobvi. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ . ๐Ÿค“ Experience changes perspective. Today the thought of starting over and thinking we can โ€œPretend we're starting out in life...instead of ending upโ€ is more than attractive. (๐Ÿ’ฏ points for anyone who gets *that* movie reference! ๐ŸŽฅ) . ๐Ÿ˜Œ While we should learn from the past (lest we be โ€œdoomed to repeatโ€ the errors), dwelling in it helps no one. ๐Ÿข Slowly Iโ€™m leaning to HAPPILY remember the past while focusing forward with genuine enthusiasm. Itโ€™s a process for me. Iโ€™m not there yet. . So, whatโ€™s happening for YOUR second ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ? ๐Ÿคฉ How do you look forward with positivity and excitement? . โTomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.โž ~ Brad Paisley . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage 
๐Ÿ˜ข Do you have regrets? ๐Ÿ’” When my first child was born, ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ I wrote a new life #mantra. โ€œNo regrets!โ€ Whatever it took, I was going to live every day of my life so that when I was old and greyโ€”and my kids were grown and goneโ€”I would not have a single regret about anything I ever did. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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โœ… I actually made it about three months without any *major* missteps. Still, I tried to renew my dedication to error free parenting and error free wifing and error free friending andโ€ฆwell, you get the drift. ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
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About once a year, I would review the status of my life ๐Ÿ“† and try to rework the mantra and my life. โ€œNo more regrets!โ€ โ€œFewer regrets!โ€ โ€œOnly regrets out of your control!โ€ โ€œ๐Ÿ™„ Just breathe!โ€
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So, the truth is, I have a ton of regrets. ๐Ÿค• Some have come about my my own bad choices. Some from the bad choices of others. Some from my responses to the bad choices of others. Some from not anticipating how what SEEMED like a good solution would turn out really badly. Someโ€ฆwell, you get the drift. ๐ŸŒŠ
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Iโ€™m not sure if I was really unrealistic or just really bad at execution. ๐Ÿค” Still, Iโ€™d push that do over button ๐Ÿ”˜ without a second thought, just for the chance to keep the things Iโ€™ve learned and try to better implement them.
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Since that isnโ€™t an option, Iโ€™m trying to start where I amโ€”in all its imperfectionโ€”and move forward. ๐ŸŒฅ Maybe thatโ€™s all any of us an do.
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โšก๏ธ How do you have a positive outlook, in spite of past mistakes?
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โOne bad chapter does not mean your storyโ€™s over.โž
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #regret #noregret #regrets #noregrets #forgiveness #regretnothing #forgive #tryagain #doover #moveon #moveonquotes #future #looktothefuture #badchoices #goodchoices #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage
๐Ÿ˜ข Do you have regrets? ๐Ÿ’” When my first child was born, ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ I wrote a new life #mantra . โ€œNo regrets!โ€ Whatever it took, I was going to live every day of my life so that when I was old and greyโ€”and my kids were grown and goneโ€”I would not have a single regret about anything I ever did. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ . โœ… I actually made it about three months without any *major* missteps. Still, I tried to renew my dedication to error free parenting and error free wifing and error free friending andโ€ฆwell, you get the drift. ๐Ÿ’‚๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ . About once a year, I would review the status of my life ๐Ÿ“† and try to rework the mantra and my life. โ€œNo more regrets!โ€ โ€œFewer regrets!โ€ โ€œOnly regrets out of your control!โ€ โ€œ๐Ÿ™„ Just breathe!โ€ . So, the truth is, I have a ton of regrets. ๐Ÿค• Some have come about my my own bad choices. Some from the bad choices of others. Some from my responses to the bad choices of others. Some from not anticipating how what SEEMED like a good solution would turn out really badly. Someโ€ฆwell, you get the drift. ๐ŸŒŠ . Iโ€™m not sure if I was really unrealistic or just really bad at execution. ๐Ÿค” Still, Iโ€™d push that do over button ๐Ÿ”˜ without a second thought, just for the chance to keep the things Iโ€™ve learned and try to better implement them. . Since that isnโ€™t an option, Iโ€™m trying to start where I amโ€”in all its imperfectionโ€”and move forward. ๐ŸŒฅ Maybe thatโ€™s all any of us an do. . โšก๏ธ How do you have a positive outlook, in spite of past mistakes? . โOne bad chapter does not mean your storyโ€™s over.โž . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #regret  #noregret  #regrets  #noregrets  #forgiveness  #regretnothing  #forgive  #tryagain  #doover  #moveon  #moveonquotes  #future  #looktothefuture  #badchoices  #goodchoices  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage 
๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ Is your dream to #retire ๐Ÿ›Œ and drink ๐Ÿ piรฑa coladas ๐Ÿฅฅ on a chaise on the beach? ๐Ÿ– Is it to endlessly lunch ๐Ÿฅ™ and shop ๐Ÿ‘œ  and stroll ๐Ÿ‘ก in a tropical paradise? ๐ŸŒบ
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๐ŸŒ… There is a โ€œsenior communityโ€ in Pompano Beach called Leisureville. (No, seriously.) The first time we drove by it after moving to Florida, I burst out laughing. ๐Ÿ˜‚ True, I was only 27, but the in-your-faceness of the retire and do nothing but #golf and play #mah-jongg meme seemed not only amusing, but #boring. B-O-R-I-N-G! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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๐Ÿ’ฅ At the time, I hopedโ€”I KNEWโ€”that I would neverโ€”could neverโ€”be content toโ€leisureโ€ my life away. ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ No matter how old I was. As long as I have the capacity, I want to be learning, experiencing, DOING things. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ
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โ“ Do you feel the same way? Is your retirement going to be anything BUT retiring? ๐Ÿ‘‘ What are your dreams and goals for that last 50? ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Share your plans!
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โLife should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, โ€˜Wow! What a ride!โ€™โž
~ Robert Garry
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#credos #midlifecredo #retirement #bigplans #lifeplans #retirementplans #retirementgoals #retirementfund #leisure #noleisure #noleisureretirement #leisureville #activeretirement 
#midlifegoals #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage
๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿผ Is your dream to #retire  ๐Ÿ›Œ and drink ๐Ÿ piรฑa coladas ๐Ÿฅฅ on a chaise on the beach? ๐Ÿ– Is it to endlessly lunch ๐Ÿฅ™ and shop ๐Ÿ‘œ and stroll ๐Ÿ‘ก in a tropical paradise? ๐ŸŒบ . ๐ŸŒ… There is a โ€œsenior communityโ€ in Pompano Beach called Leisureville. (No, seriously.) The first time we drove by it after moving to Florida, I burst out laughing. ๐Ÿ˜‚ True, I was only 27, but the in-your-faceness of the retire and do nothing but #golf  and play #mah -jongg meme seemed not only amusing, but #boring . B-O-R-I-N-G! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ . ๐Ÿ’ฅ At the time, I hopedโ€”I KNEWโ€”that I would neverโ€”could neverโ€”be content toโ€leisureโ€ my life away. ๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ No matter how old I was. As long as I have the capacity, I want to be learning, experiencing, DOING things. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ . โ“ Do you feel the same way? Is your retirement going to be anything BUT retiring? ๐Ÿ‘‘ What are your dreams and goals for that last 50? ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Share your plans! . โLife should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, โ€˜Wow! What a ride!โ€™โž ~ Robert Garry . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #retirement  #bigplans  #lifeplans  #retirementplans  #retirementgoals  #retirementfund  #leisure  #noleisure  #noleisureretirement  #leisureville  #activeretirement  #midlifegoals  #midlifecrisis  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage 
After my pity party ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐ŸŽ‰ on the last post ๐Ÿ˜ญ I thought it was time to kick myself in the backside. ๐Ÿฅ‹ It doesnโ€™t matter if you are ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿฝ young, ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ middle-aged, ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿพ old, ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ single, ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป married. There are more important things to DO than be melancholy about the passage of time and change of circumstances.
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A dear friend of mine, Robes Patton, was diagnosed with brain cancer ๐Ÿค•  when he was 38. For nearly a year and a half, he fought the impact of surgeries, medications, and progression of the disease. ๐Ÿ˜ž
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Robes and I both had May #birthdays and since he was five years older than I was, I always had fodder for a good โ€œold manโ€ dig. As his 39th birthday approached (over a year into dealing with #cancer) I teased himโ€”as was traditionโ€”about sliding on into his 40s.
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He looked at me, smiled, and said, โ€œAlison, 40 looks really good right now.โ€ ๐Ÿคฏ
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Robes didnโ€™t make it to 40. ๐Ÿ˜ข He died  four months later, leaving his amazing wife, three young kids, sister and brothers and parents. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ
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Whenever I feel sorry for myself for getting old, I remember Robes and what he taught me about the ALTERNATIVE to getting old. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ We will either age or die.
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So, while part of me mourns the passing of time, children growing up and leaving home, circumstances changing, I am HERE. ๐Ÿ’ฅ Unlike my friend (and other friends now, too), I have the great blessing and privilege to be able to LIVE and move forward. I never want to take that for granted. ๐Ÿ’
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๐Ÿ’— Aging is a #blessing that some never experience. ๐Ÿ’—
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #braincancer #cancersucks #braincancerwarrior #braintumor #braintumorssuck #appreciateaging #agingisablessing #agingisablast #nomorepityparty #pitypartyover #stopwhining #stopwhiningstartgrinding @stopwhiningstartliving #RobesPatton #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #embraceyourage
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P.S. I donโ€™t drop f-bombs. Ever. So please excuse Brownโ€™s French. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
After my pity party ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐ŸŽ‰ on the last post ๐Ÿ˜ญ I thought it was time to kick myself in the backside. ๐Ÿฅ‹ It doesnโ€™t matter if you are ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿฝ young, ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ middle-aged, ๐Ÿ‘ต๐Ÿพ old, ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ single, ๐Ÿ‘ฐ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿคต๐Ÿป married. There are more important things to DO than be melancholy about the passage of time and change of circumstances. . A dear friend of mine, Robes Patton, was diagnosed with brain cancer ๐Ÿค• when he was 38. For nearly a year and a half, he fought the impact of surgeries, medications, and progression of the disease. ๐Ÿ˜ž . Robes and I both had May #birthdays  and since he was five years older than I was, I always had fodder for a good โ€œold manโ€ dig. As his 39th birthday approached (over a year into dealing with #cancer ) I teased himโ€”as was traditionโ€”about sliding on into his 40s. . He looked at me, smiled, and said, โ€œAlison, 40 looks really good right now.โ€ ๐Ÿคฏ . Robes didnโ€™t make it to 40. ๐Ÿ˜ข He died four months later, leaving his amazing wife, three young kids, sister and brothers and parents. ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ . Whenever I feel sorry for myself for getting old, I remember Robes and what he taught me about the ALTERNATIVE to getting old. ๐Ÿ˜ฒ We will either age or die. . So, while part of me mourns the passing of time, children growing up and leaving home, circumstances changing, I am HERE. ๐Ÿ’ฅ Unlike my friend (and other friends now, too), I have the great blessing and privilege to be able to LIVE and move forward. I never want to take that for granted. ๐Ÿ’ . ๐Ÿ’— Aging is a #blessing  that some never experience. ๐Ÿ’— . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #braincancer  #cancersucks  #braincancerwarrior  #braintumor  #braintumorssuck  #appreciateaging  #agingisablessing  #agingisablast  #nomorepityparty  #pitypartyover  #stopwhining  #stopwhiningstartgrinding  @stopwhiningstartliving #RobesPatton  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #embraceyourage  . P.S. I donโ€™t drop f-bombs. Ever. So please excuse Brownโ€™s French. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
HABITS! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ What habits are holding you back? โœ‹๐Ÿฝ When youโ€™ve done something for DECADES it can be really difficult to CHOOSE to do something else. But itโ€™s ๐Ÿ’ฏ% possible!
Donโ€™t be that old dog ๐Ÿถ who canโ€™t learn new tricks. Try something different. Take a risk.
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A good friend of mine @grandma__cc went paragliding today. ๐Ÿ’จ It looks so fun and itโ€™s on my bucket list (AFTER my youngest is an adult ๐Ÿ˜‚), but she actually DID it. Along with a host of other cool things. Sheโ€™ not waiting for tomorrow or next month or next year. Sheโ€™s just flying (literally) through her 50s. (The first day I met her was in junior high, when she moved into my neighborhood, came to church, and flung spit wads ๐Ÿ˜Ž throughout Sunday School class, so this should NOT surprise me!)
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Have you done something completely outside the box to make your life AMAZING? Share it in the comments!
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โUntil you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.โž
~ Carl Jung
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#credosย #midlifecredoย #unconscious#consciousย #fateย #carljungย #jungian#changeyourlifeย #newhabitsย #oldhabits#changeyourlifeย #thinkoutsidethebox#comfortzoneย #comfortzonechallenge#changeyourmindsetย #changeyourlifenow#goodhabitsย #oldhabitsย #midlifecrisis#midlifetransitionย #midlifemalaiseย #over40#over50ย #over60ย #wrongsideof40#middleagedย #makingyourcomeback#midlifecomebackย #midliferevamp #midlifetransition
HABITS! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ What habits are holding you back? โœ‹๐Ÿฝ When youโ€™ve done something for DECADES it can be really difficult to CHOOSE to do something else. But itโ€™s ๐Ÿ’ฏ% possible! Donโ€™t be that old dog ๐Ÿถ who canโ€™t learn new tricks. Try something different. Take a risk. . A good friend of mine @grandma__cc went paragliding today. ๐Ÿ’จ It looks so fun and itโ€™s on my bucket list (AFTER my youngest is an adult ๐Ÿ˜‚), but she actually DID it. Along with a host of other cool things. Sheโ€™ not waiting for tomorrow or next month or next year. Sheโ€™s just flying (literally) through her 50s. (The first day I met her was in junior high, when she moved into my neighborhood, came to church, and flung spit wads ๐Ÿ˜Ž throughout Sunday School class, so this should NOT surprise me!) . Have you done something completely outside the box to make your life AMAZING? Share it in the comments! . โUntil you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.โž ~ Carl Jung . . #credos ย #midlifecredo ย #unconscious #conscious ย #fate ย #carljung ย #jungian #changeyourlife ย #newhabits ย #oldhabits #changeyourlife ย #thinkoutsidethebox #comfortzone ย #comfortzonechallenge #changeyourmindset ย #changeyourlifenow #goodhabits ย #oldhabits ย #midlifecrisis #midlifetransition ย #midlifemalaise ย #over40 #over50 ย #over60 ย #wrongsideof40 #middleaged ย #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback ย #midliferevamp  #midlifetransition 
๐Ÿ˜ข Bad stuff has happened to you. Am I right? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ Very few people make it half a century unscathed. ๐Ÿ’” Whether itโ€™s a broken heart, a debilitating disease, a horrific accident, or something else, โšก๏ธ by now most of us have had some really devastating blows. ๐Ÿคข
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โ›ˆ What do you DO with those? ๐ŸŒช
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๐Ÿ’ก Iโ€™d say Theodor Geisel is onto something here. In the choice between victim and victor, choose the latter. What can you learn? Who can you help? How can you turn that horrible situation into something useful and maybe even good. ๐Ÿ”†
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๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿป One (of the many) difficult things I have dealt with was five #miscarriages. There was no identifiable reason and, honestly, few people care that much. โ€œWell, at least you can get pregnant!โ€ But it can be physically and emotionally desolating. ๐Ÿ˜จ Of course, I had my share of crying and discouragement. But, ultimately, I decided to share my experience and help other women dealing with similar issues. I became something of the resident miscarriage expert among my peers in Florida. Not something I ever aspired to, but it gave the experience some meaning.
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๐Ÿ’ซ What awful situations have you been able to turn around? ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฝ
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โWhen something bad happens, you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.โž
~ Dr Seuss
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #badstuff #badstuffhappens  #sad #sadsituations #silverlining #lookforthesilverlining #dontgiveup #turnthingsaround #infertility #support #miscarriagesupport #miscarriage #miscarriagesucks #heartbreak #recovery #moveon #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #midlifetransition #embraceyourage
๐Ÿ˜ข Bad stuff has happened to you. Am I right? ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ Very few people make it half a century unscathed. ๐Ÿ’” Whether itโ€™s a broken heart, a debilitating disease, a horrific accident, or something else, โšก๏ธ by now most of us have had some really devastating blows. ๐Ÿคข . โ›ˆ What do you DO with those? ๐ŸŒช . ๐Ÿ’ก Iโ€™d say Theodor Geisel is onto something here. In the choice between victim and victor, choose the latter. What can you learn? Who can you help? How can you turn that horrible situation into something useful and maybe even good. ๐Ÿ”† . ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿป One (of the many) difficult things I have dealt with was five #miscarriages . There was no identifiable reason and, honestly, few people care that much. โ€œWell, at least you can get pregnant!โ€ But it can be physically and emotionally desolating. ๐Ÿ˜จ Of course, I had my share of crying and discouragement. But, ultimately, I decided to share my experience and help other women dealing with similar issues. I became something of the resident miscarriage expert among my peers in Florida. Not something I ever aspired to, but it gave the experience some meaning. . ๐Ÿ’ซ What awful situations have you been able to turn around? ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿฝ . โWhen something bad happens, you have three choices. You can let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.โž ~ Dr Seuss . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #badstuff  #badstuffhappens  #sad  #sadsituations  #silverlining  #lookforthesilverlining  #dontgiveup  #turnthingsaround  #infertility  #support  #miscarriagesupport  #miscarriage  #miscarriagesucks  #heartbreak  #recovery  #moveon  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #midlifetransition  #embraceyourage 
๐ŸŒ„ What is stunningly beautiful where YOU are RIGHT NOW? ๐Ÿคฉ I spent last week in San Francisco and had the best time. Last time there, my husband and I visited all the major sites and biked across the Golden Gate Bridge on a tandem. ๐ŸŒ‰ This time I just walked and walked and explored all the interesting buildings and out of the way places I could find. ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ .
๐Ÿ’š There was something so liberating and joyful about having no where in particular to go, just time and incredible weather. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Thanks so GPS, I didnโ€™t even pay attention to where I turned, just went wherever looked the most interesting. ๐Ÿ˜‚
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๐ŸŒ‡ There is so much beauty in cities, in nature, in people. I have always been something of a homebody, particularly when my children were small. โœˆ๏ธ But now that they are mostly grown, Iโ€™m looking forward to seeing more of the world. ๐ŸŒŽ
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๐Ÿ—บ  What are your favorite cities in the world? What are your favorite places to explore?
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #travel #sanfrancisco #midlifetravel #westcoast #coupletravel #walkingtours #citytours #explore #travelfun #traveladventure #travelwithoutkids #funtravel #travelpics #californiatravel #sightseeing #midlifetransition #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #midlifetransition #embraceyourage
๐ŸŒ„ What is stunningly beautiful where YOU are RIGHT NOW? ๐Ÿคฉ I spent last week in San Francisco and had the best time. Last time there, my husband and I visited all the major sites and biked across the Golden Gate Bridge on a tandem. ๐ŸŒ‰ This time I just walked and walked and explored all the interesting buildings and out of the way places I could find. ๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ . ๐Ÿ’š There was something so liberating and joyful about having no where in particular to go, just time and incredible weather. ๐Ÿ“ฑ Thanks so GPS, I didnโ€™t even pay attention to where I turned, just went wherever looked the most interesting. ๐Ÿ˜‚ . ๐ŸŒ‡ There is so much beauty in cities, in nature, in people. I have always been something of a homebody, particularly when my children were small. โœˆ๏ธ But now that they are mostly grown, Iโ€™m looking forward to seeing more of the world. ๐ŸŒŽ . ๐Ÿ—บ What are your favorite cities in the world? What are your favorite places to explore? . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #travel  #sanfrancisco  #midlifetravel  #westcoast  #coupletravel  #walkingtours  #citytours  #explore  #travelfun  #traveladventure  #travelwithoutkids  #funtravel  #travelpics  #californiatravel  #sightseeing  #midlifetransition  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #midlifetransition  #embraceyourage 
๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Have you ever gone to the gym as a middle-aged person, only to find yourself SURROUNDED by ripped 20-somethings? ๐Ÿ˜จ It can be just a tad intimidating. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I know, I go to @vasafitness nearly every day and there are not too many people #over40 to keep me company. (And when we do see each other we pass on that *knowing look* that says, โ€œYou are SO freaking brave. Because, yeah, I know!โ€ ๐Ÿคฉ
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๐ŸŽ‰ No matter what your latest endeavor or goal, no matter where you are starting, you ARE doing better than if had chosen to just sit on the sidelines. ๐Ÿ’ Do not let COMPARISON keep you out of the game. โ›น๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Get up and run and remind yourself that you are getting better EVERY DAY because you are taking ACTION. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ To โ€œcelebrateโ€ my 40th birthdayโ€”and just months after giving birth to my sixth baby ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผโ€”a high school friend and I ran (using the term loosely) the #topofutahmarathon (Iโ€™d tag the page, but only the HALF marathon has a page, and we ran the FULL. Not cheating myself on credit!) It was the hardest physical thing Iโ€™ve ever done. I finished and didnโ€™t die ๐Ÿค• (the only two goals I set) and Iโ€™m still proud of doing something so hard! And it taught be to push myself and take on new challenges. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ
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๐Ÿ˜… Have you done something hard? Something that pushed you out of your comfort zone and that you are proud of? Share your victories! ๐Ÿฅ‡
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โNo matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch.โž
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#credos #midlifecredo #midlifecrisis #dohardthings #dohardthingstogether #youcandohardthings #makeprogressnotexcuses #fitness #vasafitness #marathongoals #marathongirls #getoffthecouch #midlifegoals #setgoals #setgoalsnotlimits #takeaction #takeactionnow #midlifemalaise #over40 #over50 #over60 #wrongsideof40 #middleaged #makingyourcomeback #midlifecomeback #midliferevamp #midlifetransition #embraceyourage
๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ Have you ever gone to the gym as a middle-aged person, only to find yourself SURROUNDED by ripped 20-somethings? ๐Ÿ˜จ It can be just a tad intimidating. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I know, I go to @vasafitness nearly every day and there are not too many people #over40  to keep me company. (And when we do see each other we pass on that *knowing look* that says, โ€œYou are SO freaking brave. Because, yeah, I know!โ€ ๐Ÿคฉ . ๐ŸŽ‰ No matter what your latest endeavor or goal, no matter where you are starting, you ARE doing better than if had chosen to just sit on the sidelines. ๐Ÿ’ Do not let COMPARISON keep you out of the game. โ›น๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Get up and run and remind yourself that you are getting better EVERY DAY because you are taking ACTION. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป . ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ To โ€œcelebrateโ€ my 40th birthdayโ€”and just months after giving birth to my sixth baby ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผโ€”a high school friend and I ran (using the term loosely) the #topofutahmarathon  (Iโ€™d tag the page, but only the HALF marathon has a page, and we ran the FULL. Not cheating myself on credit!) It was the hardest physical thing Iโ€™ve ever done. I finished and didnโ€™t die ๐Ÿค• (the only two goals I set) and Iโ€™m still proud of doing something so hard! And it taught be to push myself and take on new challenges. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ . ๐Ÿ˜… Have you done something hard? Something that pushed you out of your comfort zone and that you are proud of? Share your victories! ๐Ÿฅ‡ . โNo matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch.โž . . . . . #credos  #midlifecredo  #midlifecrisis  #dohardthings  #dohardthingstogether  #youcandohardthings  #makeprogressnotexcuses  #fitness  #vasafitness  #marathongoals  #marathongirls  #getoffthecouch  #midlifegoals  #setgoals  #setgoalsnotlimits  #takeaction  #takeactionnow  #midlifemalaise  #over40  #over50  #over60  #wrongsideof40  #middleaged  #makingyourcomeback  #midlifecomeback  #midliferevamp  #midlifetransition  #embraceyourage 
Did you see Geraldine Herbert's write up on the new Mazda 3 in Sunday's Independent? "...if you crave a fun-to-drive car on a winding back road but you still need something practical and economical, the new 3 is one to consider." #newmazda3 #mazda #mazda3 #sundaypapers #sundayindependent #geraldineherbert #sheknowshercars #2017 #trinity #trinitymazda #wexford #practical #economical #funtodrive #refreshedinterior #midliferevamp
Three weeks into my #midliferevamp and I plan on killing it. Six days a week, #noexcuses ! #kicks
Three weeks in, still at it! Might actually be enjoying this... #fitness #weights #happyandhealthy #goneupalevel
After gaining some much needed inspiration from some great people @pittkidd @stevecook_32 @neil_yoda_hill1 @ajmichaels and with all the time in the world, I have no excuses to not get my fitness into gear! With one of the best running tracks at my disposal #torquaybeach the time is now. Killed myself running up sand banks... Got to remember this feeling of achievement to go again tomorrow. #noexcuses #feelinggood #waitingforthepain
After gaining some much needed inspiration from some great people @pittkidd @stevecook_32 @neil_yoda_hill1 @ajmichaels and with all the time in the world, I have no excuses to not get my fitness into gear! With one of the best running tracks at my disposal #torquaybeach  the time is now. Killed myself running up sand banks... Got to remember this feeling of achievement to go again tomorrow. #noexcuses  #feelinggood  #waitingforthepain 
Loving #lifeslittleinstructionbook by H. Jackson Brown Jnr. A must read! #liferules #somethingtoliveby #lifelessons #bebrave